A few years ago I found myself walking the streets of Juneau, Alaska. Immediately, I knew that something off.

You see, it was raining. But no one, except me, was using an umbrella. No one.

It didn’t make any sense.

So, I walked up to a local to solve this mystery. The guy I approached was wearing glasses and they were covered with large droplets of water from the rain as was his jacket, pants and shoes.

“Sir, I’m from out of town,” I said, stating the obvious. “I noticed that no one is using an umbrella. Why is that? ”

He looked me and my large umbrella up and down and thought about my question for a good 10 seconds.

“You know man, it’s just water,” he said.

I was floored. At once, everything in this moment and beyond made sense.

Before I could say anything more, he walked away.

It’s just water.

Indeed, it’s just water.