Today it rained. When I lived on the west coast, rain seemed like an every day occurrence that most people would rather not have to live with. It was usually a cold rain and layers of fleece and rain gear was all that could keep you dry. I always appreciated what rain brought, growth and life to the wonderful beauty of the pacific northwest. But now that I live on the east coast, rain means something very different to me. I miss rain most of the time and find simple pleasure and comfort in hearing the beginnings of a gentle rain; I feel connected to the bigger picture at that moment and all my senses are awakened. But most of all, I love what rain reveals to those who listen.