9 inches of rain: please don’t take my sunshine
I SUPPOSE I SHOULD HAVE DONE AN INCANTATION of one of my favorite songs before things got to this point: 9 inches of rain in barely more than two weeks. I have a wildly eclectic collection of recordings of “You Are My Sunshine” (and thanks to a recent gift from blogger Sarah McColl, a vintage-style sign to accompany them). This 1963 Ray Charles version is one of the best, and I’m playing it loud with the speakers pointed out the window, invoking a prayer that the rain that’s been swamping parts of the Northeast and the northern Midwest will go relieve dusty conditions in places like Texas and elsewhere it can do some good. May the weather you need come your way, and soon.