Here in Kansas City, we have a rainy season every spring and it is my favorite thing about living here.
During the rainy season we’ll get massive thunderstorms with huge downpours. It seems like they always happen in the middle of the night (why is that?) — but we do also get them in the late evenings or early mornings.
And I love to lie in bed and just listen to the rain and watch the sky light up with the lighting.
It’s still early in the season right now and so we haven’t yet had any major storms. But we have been getting some rain over the past week.
These photos were made around my house during a recent rainy day. And, of course, I edited them and published them from home as well.
Heck. You’re probably reading this from your home right now. Good for you.
In some ways, it may feel as if every day is a rainy day.
But we are all in this together.
For most of us alive today, there has never been a time like this in our lives when every person on the planet was being impacted and touched by the same issue all at the same time.
In the midst of this crisis, one thing I am witnessing are so many people who are going above and beyond to be generous and kind.
[Now is a fantastic time to create.](https://shawnblanc.net/2020/03/three-things-for-right-now/) People are sharing more, giving more, and connecting more.
From [famous Italian musicians playing live music for their neighbors](https://www.instagram.com/p/B9sR1qdo9W2/), to designers making [stay-at-home coloring books for kids who aren’t in school](https://twitter.com/blankenship/status/1239373935763959809), to [companies giving away money to creators in need](https://creatorfund.ck.page), and so much more.
Even in the midst of the quarantines, the isolation, and the trauma — there is still community. There is hope and light.