Today is a rainy day in Rio. I woke this morning to the sound of heavy rains and darkness from foggy skies. When I look out the window, hanging way out, I can usually see the Corcovado, today I can see only low, heavy clouds and I can feel the cooler air of a fall day. The sounds from the street below are muted, splashy. Today was to be a day to get things I need to do done, but I'll spend the day indoors were I can be dry and warm. The chores can wait. The quietness of the city says that most the Carioca also feel this way.