The Trees Will Look Beautiful Now

Not Just A Little Fall of Rain

Maybe its because I just posted about rain in Oman but last night there was a huge rainstorm. I didn’t hear it at all but it was quickly evident when I stepped outside this morning and was confronted with giant puddles throughout my entire neighborhood. Even the main roads were flooded which resulted in the bus being almost thirty minutes late to pick me up. Our driver isn’t always the most cheerful fellow but he does love talking unreasonably fast to us in Arabic and is always entertaining. He was especially unhappy this morning because of the roads and ranted on to me about it in Arabic for a good five minutes before finishing with “it’s okay, the trees will look beautiful now.” Something about the casualness of his remark stuck with me and I love how his outlook is so positive even in the face of something that really is very disruptive and as a taxi driver directly affects him and his livelihood. This shot that I took on the way to school reminded me of that outlook; a typically busy shopping center completely deserted and yet there is something very striking and serene about the building, paired with its reflection. At least the trees will look beautiful now.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Allen Israel
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 14:49:38

    I guess that is why we pray for rain for Israel. Close enough to Oman which also needs the rain in this season! The photo was beautiful and tells the whole story.


  2. Yaron
    Jan 20, 2014 @ 22:35:27

    I think some rain all over this region might cool things a little bit…


  3. wretchedshekels
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 16:17:57

    I love little positive insights like this! Next time I get caught in a deluge, I will remember, that at least the trees will look beautiful!


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