Yesterday evening, after a heavy downpour, I set out for my walk. I thought that the rain had completed it’s exercise for the day, but no, first a few sprinkles and then a more persistent presence. But, I didn’t mind it a bit. Sure I got a little wet but I also cooled off. The sound of the drops on the trees and sidewalk was calming. Definitely a positive experience of the kind of silence, solitude and simplicity that I long for.