If south Florida’s water cycle was a fairy tale,
Which parable would it resemble best?
Imagine the Hare as rainfall:
It sprints off to an early lead all summer wet season long …
Racing swamp stage up into the pinelands for an early fall peak.
Or in other words – the dry season begins.
Now enters the Tortoise (evaporation).
That shell-covered competitor has been slowly inching along all summer long,
But it’s only when the hare falls asleep.
That the tortoise can finally catch up.