Henry J. Young

Authorial Intent Doesn't Matter

daily_093; rain

does everyone love rain?

why is that?

Is it biologically coded, a thread of DNA that says we get to survive another year with rain, that our crops will grow?

Is it the rhythm? The peace?

The gentle pitter-patter against roof eaves, the trickling down the gutters, the far-off sounds of mythical thunder?

Is there a way to know? Do I want to know?

Or can we just say “because rain is wonderful” and leave it there?

Either way, rain is wonderful.