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Jul 6, 2010

密雲不雨 massive portent, unrealized

密 (dense) 雲 (cloud) 不 (not) 雨 (rain)

Dark clouds before rain usually sound ominous, foreboding. Why has rain ever become such a ne
gative word? Ask a farmer praying for it. He would be overjoyed at the sight of gathering rain clouds. Just when will it pour? It hasn't... yet. The clouds are getting fully saturated.

There is hope.
Any minute now.

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