It’s been raining harshly around my city. It’s not a natural disaster or anything, but where I live is a very dry region and as such, the city’s infrastructure is not prepared for heavy rains so it gets very flooded and it is total chaos. Basically, this place turns into a Water Temple every time it rains, so you get the idea. Anyway, with all this climatic discussion I was in the mood for an article about rain, so here it is.

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Despite what I’ve said, I love rain. Rain is soothing, cleansing, beautiful, and it smells so good. To have the power to control it would be very fun and helpful, and I envy that from Link in Ocarina of Time, having the ability to play a few notes — and make it rain! Literally.

That’s what I can see in this picture: Link casually playing the “Song of Storms” out in the Hyrule Field. Does he even think of anybody else under the rain? Does he ever wonder (like many of us did) why does the well empty itself when it is raining? All I know is this piece is beautifully crafted down to the slightest detail. Every blade of grass, each stroke of every raindrop, the glowing aura surrounding Link while he plays, the view of the horizon, distant lightning, and even the effect of raindrops on a camera lens (as if this was not a man-made painting, but a photograph). A remarkable work from artist Klausboss, and one that makes me appreciate the beauty of rain once again, despite its sometimes destructive nature.