How many people look outside their windows on a rainy day? The skies are gray, dull and the colors are lost to a desaturated version of life during these seasons. It hardly rains during summers in California, but instead, I am reminiscing the cloudy, cold monotone rains and a bit about the humid, violent orange thunderous rains of fall, winter and spring. It is a stark contrast to the sunshine that pervades the hours near the poolside and bicycling along the trails, but the grimmer days make me appreciate the nice weather around my area. I will probably miss it as I enter a place humid and hot during the summer with some spouts of unexpected rain, but I might enjoy the Virginian climate once I adapt to it. There is so much ahead and I am curious about who I will meet during the Ben Franklin Institute with Central and South Asia.