Chix̂tax [rain], Chiĝanax̂ [river], Chiĝanamasikax̂ [cat’s cradle]

We tie a string to make a loop. On our fingers, exchanged, the string makes intricate patterns. The rain falls, but it also forms a loop. Rain becomes a stream, streams become a river, rivers flow to the sea, and the seas form clouds that return for visits like old friends.