Run-off is a dismissive way to refer to this incredible display mid May. The vital remains of winter snows gush and gurgle. Water roars around obstacles, races along aqueducts, trickles down into aquifers, nourishes roots, scours caves, irrigates fields, land, plants and eventually cools us off in lakes and glasses of ice water during the heat of summer. Let's call it a Return after years of drought. It's an internal letting go too and our collective grief can be purged in this remarkable surge before seasonal growth.