Moments from a Tropical Storm
- Driving across the lake on my commute home, the wind blows the spray in to the road and for a several moments my windshield is entirely gray.
- With the power out, realizing how very quiet and dark the house is. And just how much noise and light is created by our appliances most nights.
- Mopping buckets of water and laying out towels where the wind is pushing rain past the sliding glass doors and in the dining room window.
- A city employee sheds his rain coat before returning to his efforts to pull a limb out of the street, not because its stopped raining but because he's already so wet it no longer matters.
- Absorbing the feel of my husband's skin and gentle breathing while the rain pounds on the roof.
- Standing at the back door fascinated by the dance of the trees in the whirling wind.
- Knitting, or attempting to, by the light of a flashlight.
- Deciding to take the compost and garbage out in the rain, because, really, how long can I wait?
- Venturing out in the rain and finding a full rain barrel and a very wind-blown yard.