The Advent of Rain
Classes are canceled today, due to the rain. You read that correctly: due to the rain.
In a land that does not get much rain, two days of rain causes some trouble. The streets are not designed to drain water. The wadis flood with a torrent of rain water coming down from the mountians. It’s the equivalent, I guess, of South Carolina getting a few inches of snow: they’re never fully prepared.
I spent sometime yesterday pushing water off the front porch, making sure it didn’t creep into the house.
Also, it really is beautiful when it is a rarity. It invokes an almost gitty reaction like snow does to me in the States. And, of course, to a desert, rain is life-giving.
I guess that makes sense during Advent. A time where we are meant to be gitty at the anticipation of something coming that is beautiful, rare and life-giving.
The problem is, I am never fully prepared.