A LONE MAN WALKS WITH HIS umbrella beneath the Skytrain track (pictured above) in North Surrey. The persistent rain, wind and unsettling weather conditions make us want to cover up in southwest BC. But no amount of umbrellas can cover up bad news days such as those coming from Japan in the aftermath of the March 11th quake. The mood is gray as natural disasters coupled with manmade errors are making harmful radiation particles seep onto our planet. Sometimes all we can do is shut off troubling thoughts and sad image overload to grasp some joyful moments in the showers as we walk.