It has been raining here off and on for weeks. In the normal course of life, this is neither amazing nor thought provoking.
But I have been living in the Middle East for the last three years. In the desert. The bone dry, dusty, yellow, brown dirt-desert.
In my three years here, it has rained four times.
In the last two weeks, it has rained countless times. There is thunder at night and sometimes flashes of lighting on the horizon.
The rain is comforting.