She never quite adapted to the lack of sun. Rain was all well and good, but every day was a bit much. Back home, in Ethiopia, a sunny day was a given, and rain a celebration. Seattle held no such tradition. Here the zebra and giraffe were replaced by cars and trucks. The hippo and water buffalo replaced by taxes and predatory marketing. The sun replaced by rain and the rain by sun. It was not the other side of the world, it was a new world altogether.