In most situations, whoever has the gold (the most valued medium of exchange) holds the key to the most desirable goods and services. Sometimes it's actual metallic gold. Other times, gold refers to whatever a culture, organization, profession or a family values most. With numbers 2 through 6, we can describe gold in terms of how many nines fine; we can talk karats. What gold can I offer? What goods and services do I desire? What ones do I truly need? Is there a way I can borrow more gold to get what I need to start life over?
Despite another lukewarm forecast of rain, it's been another mildly overcast autumn day. Aside from my needs as an individual, southern California seriously needs rain, but no gold I know of can summon that goodness from the sky.