Well, it rained tonight. Just enough to dampen the dust. Enough to make the air feel cooler and bring the smell of damp dirt to our noses, so thirsty, as it were, for just that smell.
My daughter and I stood in the doorway and listened to the sound of it. It sounded so sweet and we smiled. It didn't last long, maybe ten minutes of gentle patter, but while it lasted, we were happy.