I love rain. I love to splash in puddles in the spring, and grab my shampoo and take a rain shower in the summer. I love winter rain, even though it has a way of cutting right to your bones, and keeping you cold long past the time you get dry. It is rare to feel really cold in Texas, and that is a welcome change, and it reminds me that many Decembers ago I had my last first date on a rainy December night.

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

-Langston Hughes

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