and i for one am delighted to see it. not least because the brutality of the recent heatwave has been totally conquered. more, it is that i breathe more easily once the sky is washed clean. i bundle under my heavy down comforter. the sound of the traffic rolling by outside my window turns from noise to nurture with the addition of the woooosh of wheels through standing water. i make best use of my wardrobe, which is admittedly cold-weather-centric. i think about how in 4 short months this rain will be snow on the mountain.

if only i had some galoshes it would be puddle stomping time.