Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rainy day


It feels like winter has finally arrived in Southern California. The air has gotten so much colder and it has started to rain almost every week. The picture above is a typical manhole cover in Downey. But, wet and filled with crushed leaves, it looks downright decorative.

Looking at this picture got me a little curious about manhole covers. According to Wikipedia: The question of why manhole covers are typically round was made famous by Microsoft when they began asking it as a job-interview question. Originally meant as a psychological assessment of how one approaches a question with more than one correct answer, the problem has produced a number of alternative explanations, from the pragmatic (manhole covers are round because manholes are round) to the philosophical. So why do you think they are round?

IMG_8355While I don't like getting caught in a storm, I like the fresh smell to the air that the rain brings. It also changes the things we see everyday, making them take on a deeper, more intense color.

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…
it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!” –Vivian Greene

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