The Meaning of Rain

PMA.LJ_.CUEVO_.MANDIYUTY.08.jpgYesterday during my first lesson at Escuela Runawasi, it rained. It seems like a small thing. To many North Americans rain is primarily an inconvenience. It requires extra clothes and equipment to get from place to place. It makes mud and gets things dirty. However, most people around the world are much more aware of the fact that rain is necessary for our continued survival on this planet.

Bolivia has been in a drought this year and any bit of precipitation is a welcome sight. The day before there were wildfires in the Tunari mountains near Cochabamba. It seems that your nearness to the land and source of your food is directly proportionate to your appreciation for precipitation.

That’s all. No more deep thoughts. Just little thoughts along the way right now. It’s all my brain can really handle while learning a new language. Dios los bendiga!

Picture from World Food Programme article linked above.

1 comment on “The Meaning of Rain

  1. Southern California has also been in a drought for a few years now, but autumn this year has brought great amounts of rain. It’s amazing how different everything looks with regular rain. A brown lot is suddenly a pasture, the neglected yard now a flower bed of dandelions (I really want more to grow so I can pick the greens!), a grimy, thin stream of nearly stagnant water becomes a lovely creek heading for the ocean.


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