I know it's your year to shine, and shine you have. Wait, I take that back. Shine might be the incorrect way to describe a weather pattern that has almost completely elimintated evidence of a sun.
I understand that rain is necessary. In fact, Washington has had an easy time of it in comparison to other areas. We are not flooded, we are not frozen and we are not on fire. Our grass and trees are a beautifully vibrant emerald green (even though they are in desperate need of a trim. A trim that we have difficulty giving them because it won't stop raining!) Our summer is sure to be fruitful and without drought or famine (if that summer ever arrives).
Having cited the positive aspects of torrential downpours, I must also include a list of complaints:
- I am depressed. You see, the human body requires a certain amount of Vitamin D to operate correctly, and without the sun we find ourselves severely malnourished. This results in low energy, a feeling of foreboding and the loss of patience towards small children who desperately need to play outside.
cc El Nina (your irritating, summer-squashing sister)