Winter Rains

High-rise buildings in the rain

The high-rises downtown huddled together in the cold damp.

Marble statue of winged victory atop Arizona State Capitol seen against cloudy sky.

Sometimes our Winged Victory appears to be looking for something.

The winter rains are here, and I a reveling in them. The mountains, downtown, the Capitol–everything that is crushingly unchanging under the bright, hot sun–all look different, and mysterious, and new when soaked through with rain & shrouded with low-hanging clouds.

The mornings are not as cold as when the skies are clear, but the days stay colder. I think this delicious darkness is a fair trade for not needing mittens.

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