I used to hate rain. I hate how cold it feels. I hate how it makes you run for cover, behind whatever you can find. I hate how it trickles and burrows where it shouldn’t go, because even the strongest of mountains raindrops erode.
But rain has its upsides. Rain washes away the bad. Rain is like an artform, expressing itself against the canvas of the earth. Rain brings people together, as they shelter inside cozy houses and the sound of downpour is drowned by friendly chatter.
I used to hate rain and I think i still do, but I miss it too.
And today, as I had my head cast upward awaiting the saltwater release, I opened my eyes to a sight of relief. After years of clear skies and drought, I finally saw it again: a cloud.
Sometimes, inspiration comes from an unexpected corner. Who knew that a video game could well up such feelings within me?