There isn't much rain in Albuquerque as we live in the high desert. We often won't see hide nor hair of a cloud between November and mid-June (if we do it surely is cause for celebration). By the end of June, when the tower monsoon clouds begin to form and threaten, we're emotionally spent. We're dry and hardened. When the storms finally hit, there is a catharsis that happens to the city. It's a beautiful thing.