When I was a very little boy, I once had a dream in which it was raining while the sun shined. The drops of rain were golden in the sunlight and little marshmallow chicks were all over the grass of our backyard (yes, Peeps are that old!). Ever since that dream, the phenomenon of rain falling in sunshine has seemed magical to me. 

This morning I awoke to such magic. The rain had been falling since five a.m., and a rainbow greeted me as I emerged from the house. I went to our water catchment tank, thumped it, and determined that it was so full I could afford to divert some of the water into our pond. So is wealth measured on the desert. Water is the most important thing.

I did awaken around five at the height of the thunderstorm, and all I could think of is how much this rainfall would please my neighbor Bill.

In the cold weather while our pipes were bursting, Bill’s did too. When a valve on our water tank broke, we discovered it almost immediately and were able to save our water supply. Bill, on the other hand, was out of town at the time of the freeze and, unbeknownst to us, his pipes burst and all his water was lost.

“All I need is one good rain to fill my tanks,” he said hopefully. Now he’s gotten it.

I hope you have a good day, too.

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