American Storm Series
It is hard to slow down to watch a rain storm as we dash to shelter.
I see storms as symphonies.
There's a pattern to them -- introduction, rising drama, resolution
And finally a descent into calm.
Storms begin with wind and sky darkening as clouds arrive.
Rain spatters, then pours down -- obscuring our vision of what lays in the distance.
Lightening cracks and thunder booms. This is the high drama that lasts a while
And seems without end.
At last the storm moves into the distance.
Leaving us a sense of relief
We will miss Earth's storms as our species travels across the stellar void.
They will be come mythic and legendary in the stories of dear old Earth.