at last

July 30th, 2007

It finally rained. After how many daysweeksmonthsyears? of constant, stifling humidity and not a drop of rain we finally got a decent, if somewhat short, thunder storm. The difference is amazing, simply looking out the window the air is so much clearer. Apparently there’s more rain forecast for this evening. I hope so.

One of the unexpected results of living in China: I have come to love rain. Changsha taught me how good summer rain is at cutting the temperature down to something bearable. Taiyuan and Beijing taught me how good rain is at clearing the air of dust and soot and pollution and how good summer rain is after the long, long dry of autumn, winter and spring. And I’ll refrain from making the obvious statement about north China’s bone dry environment.

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