Return to Drought (idea)

There are so many types of weather calamities.. [tornado]s, [flood]s, [hurricane]s, [blizzard]s... all have tremendous potential for [destruction]. But I've always thought [drought]s are the most trying and depressing of all. By definition, they are long lasting - sometimes many years. I grew up in [Los Angeles] during a seven year drought. When i was a [child], i hardly knew what it was to have a good rain.. i had only heard [thunder] once, and had never run around in a good [downpour]. Some children supposedly had never even seen rain, and when the rains finally came they panicked - they had no idea what was going on. We couldnt water our [lawn]s, took short [shower]s, and as for [toilet]s - the quote was 'If it's yellow, keep it mellow, if it's brown, flush it down' The days dragged on.. [summer]s without rain are [normal] - they are natural, the plants know how to deal with it, the people know how to deal with it. But [winter]s without [rain].. they seemed empty. Most natural disasters bring life.. after a flood, the land is green, after a [fire], [wildflowers] sprout in the ash-infused soil. A drought leaves everything dead. A land in drought is silent...