The average time each molecule of evaporated water stays in the atmosphere before it falls back to the ground is about 10 days.
We experience time in cycles, divided into modules: minutes, seconds, days and seasons… The idea that it is linear and continuous is contested, explored, from astro to quantum physics, but we are sure of, by experience, its turns, its cycles, as every day the morning reminds us, full of the dew left by the night.
When we look to this tropical time, present in majority of Brazil's territory, we realize that water is the great pointer of the clock's flow, supported in the continuous ritual of sweating, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and drainage, making the soil a great clepsydra. This wet register here of the time in Brazil show this passage in the rhythm of the water, in a river, waterfall, cloud, rain or dew, thus we don't forget that time is cyclical, but fluid.
^ People says in Manaus events are scheduled or before or after the rain, every day.