Nature is not cynical.
The rain wasn’t long, but it was a good drench in the early morning.
Suddenly, plants came to life, like on the first rainy day of many.
Succulents bloomed like flowers in a desert.
Shoots came forth.
The hot season is far from over, and they might dry out. I’ve seen this before.
Yet nature keeps doing it every time. Shoots and flowers on a rainy morning in the middle of a hot spell.
It even tries to gather the rain.
It doesn’t know disappointment, just keeps trying.
Until the day comes when it truly is the start of rainy days.
And it will celebrate, expecting it all along.