The skies were grey today in Dubai. As always I heard people say “yes but where’s the rain” or “it’s so dull”. Well I’m sure the rain will be here when it’s ready and then we will complain when it floods! The sun will be back very soon and later, we will be too hot!
There’s great beauty to be seen when the skies are grey. There are things you can see in Dubai that you don’t see when the sun is shining. Some buildings appears to stand out more when they are not upstaged by the sun. The colours around can seem changed. What was grey can become pale lilac; what had no colour now has presence, the sky that was pale blue is now a metallic midnight framed by white and grey cushions. Looking in the water, through the waves, instead of the silver sparkling on the surface, the sea gives up its glaze and we see what’s inside. (Sometimes good, sometimes not so much!)
I love the sun; the brightness, the warmth and the feeling of wellbeing that it awards. It is one of the reasons I love living in Dubai. It’s easy to take the sun for granted but it is only on loan, and so while it’s away we get to see something else; instead of Dubai gold, Dubai silver.