The sky has been dropping quiet sheets of rain on us for the last hour or so. It’s very soothing. And yes, I know I just came from the Pacific Northwest, and I know I should be tired of rain, but it rains differently there. And I know this rain isn’t the beginning of 7 months of nothing but rain. And I have trees right outside my windows and they’re turning yellow and there’s a slate blue house across the street with a red-leafed tree in front and it has a stone chimney and behind that there’s a really tall oak tree whose leaves are still green so even though the sky is grey, everything I can see is full of peaceful colors.