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day 16: stormy weather

August 16, 2010

it was sunny when i awoke this morning
not a cloud in sight
and within 30 minutes, the sky turned black
and everything came crashing down
and the alleyway flooded
and my kitchen sink and toilet started bubbling
which was, admittedly, disconcerting

i stood there, holding a plunger
(lord knows what i would have done with it)
watching my toilet bubble
as the wind blew fiercely outside
and lighting shot like fireworks across the sky
and angels bowled consecutive strikes in heaven

and then it stopped
as abruptly as it had begun
the only evidence of it ever happening
being the wet pavement and the puddle on my patio table
proving once more that nothing ever lasts
which is both comforting and disturbing

i put the plunger away
opened the door and listened to the wind die down
and made myself another cup of coffee

“Only those in tune with nature seem to pick up on the energy in wind.  All sorts of things get swept off in the breeze – ghosts, pieces of soul, voices unsung, thoughts repressed, love uncherished, and a thousands galore of spiritual ether.  Wind is an emotional rush because emotions are rushing by.”
~Terri Guillemet

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2010 9:44 pm

    this is my kind of post sister, i love it. xo

  2. August 16, 2010 9:52 pm

    I love that quote. Your toilet bubbled? I have never had that happen. That would FREAK me out!

  3. August 17, 2010 2:53 am

    That quote is brilliant! Love it.

  4. Alison permalink
    August 17, 2010 4:53 am

    proving once more that nothing ever lasts which is both comforting and disturbing. I so like that.

    And the part about the plunger? HILARIOUS

  5. Jess Heiner permalink
    August 17, 2010 7:47 am

    So great Jeanine– your writing is comforting and adventurous at once. Thanks for the minivacation to your rain storm, and your inner landscape. yeah, nice work with the plunger, that really is a hoot!

  6. August 17, 2010 10:37 am

    so nice. wish i’d have been there…nature unleashed (in a ‘safe’ way) is so spectacular. all the more so when unexpected! i know well the bubbling of the toilet.

  7. August 19, 2010 9:30 am

    Goodness that quote made my heart skip a beat. It’s beautiful.

    And my parents used to say the angels were bowling too. I still never quite got over my fear of thunderstorms, but remembering this post and that image of you with your plunger might help me chuckle through the next one. : )

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