Tom Robbins, my favorite-est author ever, on the (in)famous Pacific Northwest Rain*:
On the mainland, a rain was falling. The famous Seattle rain. The thin, gray rain that toadstools love. The persistent rain that knows every hidden entrance into collar and shopping bag. The quiet rain that can rust a tin roof without the tin roof making a sound in protest. The shamanic rain that feeds the imagination. The rain that seems actually a secret language, whispering, like the ecstasy of primitives, of the essence of things.
Yeah, that’s it.
*from his 1980 novel Still Life with Woodpecker