Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thunder in winter scares me. I don't know why. Saturday night we had thunder near freezing in the hours past midnight, lightning in the cold sky. I woke and felt I needed to stay awake, watching it, to keep us safe. That makes no sense at all. It wasn't a threatening storm, just thunder and lightening in winter. I identified, sitting up alone with my nose pressed to cold glass, shuddering each time the sky shuddered, with people from less scientific times who are reputed to have wondered if the sun would come back each cycle of seasons.

2 comments:

Ruth said...

I didn't know that about you. Does it always scare you?

I agree it seems more powerful in winter.

SeaStar said...

I don't think winter thuder always scares. e. Probably virtually nothing is really an always or a never. But a long intense thunderstorm in winter especially at night, does seem to trigger my protective urges - got to have everyone safe in bed, all nestled in. I wondder if there is some primal concern about ice storms. I doon't know. Its not rational and not severe, just interesting.