May 21st, 2006

hat, tophat, Evan, 2019

Thunder Only Happens When It’s Raining...

My first attempt at this entry was postponed when the storm passed by and the air smelled of rain. Oregon rain so rarely has a scent; it’s just... there. The smell of rain reminded me of Arizona, where you could see the storm clouds approaching, and then suddenly it’s pouring and a few minutes later, the clouds are floating away across the sky. And there was lightning! I turned off the lights and watched the rain and flickers in the distance. It felt a little dangerous to sit right by the window; a sense memory from being uncomfortably close to lightning strikes in the past. It never came near, though. I did power Douglas down while the storm passed by. (Yes, I have a surge protector, but why take chances?) And it was too much fun to watch the storm...
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