Here Comes the Rain Again
There have been signs of autumn in Los Angeles all week. There have been cool breezes during the day, the sun sets earlier, and there are a lot of new television programs, as well as movies about Serious Issues.
And just now, there was a rumble, not of helicopter blades, but of actual thunder, followed by the splashing of a few large raindrops. After last year's flooding here, and the recent devastation from Hurricane Katrina, it would have felt wrong to exactly welcome rain.
It is a sign of the changing of the seasons here, though, and the cooler nights make us feel inclined to curl up with a good book (or in front of Kitchen Confidential, which just surprised us by being our favorite so far of the new shows), make a big pot of soup, and feel thankful for the moments of cosiness we have.