Under the attentive looks or indifferent gaze of passersby, a young boy plays during a downpour. If a storm breaks over Segovia’s main thoroughfare you have two choices: take shelter wherever you can, or enjoy the rain, dodging puddles or jumping in them, depending on what you feel like. There are plenty of things about the rain that can make you feel good – the splashing sound made by feet, the drops of water falling on your face… Spanish singer and songwriter Joaquín Sabina wrote: “Stepping in puddles in a downpour / you can also sing a bolero / with those lips that have kept so many words unspoken / that have lied so much / that have kissed so much.”