A monsoon storm blew in. Great dark clouds piled up over the escarpment and filled the sky, spilling down into the valley. Rumbles of thunder and flashes of lightning punctuated the now dark day. The air began to cool—a relief from the heat and humidity.
Rain began to fall. Fat, heavy drops coming one at a time, then the sky opened and water gushed down as though from a fire hose. The gullies and gutters filled and overflowed. I watched from my window, closed against the wind-whipped water. It was over in a few minutes and I stepped out of my front door. The smell of rain wet earth drifted by as the sun broke through the racing clouds and made me want to go camping.
My husband came out and put his arm around my shoulders. “That didn’t last long.”
“Never does. I feel like going camping.”
He nodded. “It’s been a while, hasn’t it?”
“The camping box is ready. We just need to load it and the tent into the car and get some groceries.”
A grin spread across his face. “No plan? Just go?”
“Yes. A few days in the outdoors will do us both good.”
I got a squeeze. “Sure. Why not. Let’s go camping!”
The still wet pine in the front yard sparkled like Christmas in the sunlight as I turned to go inside to pack. The scent of rain wet earth followed me into the house.
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