Storms like at the very beginning…

It’s been super hot and clammy and sticky all day in Heidelberg and, as has seemed to be the custom this year (compared to last summer), a storm hit at around 7 this evening.

It wasn’t anywhere near as harsh as the one that hit two weeks ago (that one was sudden and cool) (not to say that this one wasn’t sudden…), but still, it was wonderful.

I was just walking back into my very, very bare and still deskless room (I bought a desk from Ikea a couple of weeks ago and have been lazy-pie since) with a cup of tea when it hit and my window was still wide open from the day’s heat. So I decided I’d lean out the window and let myself get wet and breathe in that stormy air.

My teacup started collecting rain water and I drank some. Metallic. Not recommended.

Leaning out of the window gave me this oddly tangible image of the house as a whole, like, from outside the house onto it, and how I was standing sorta in the mouth of a continually gasping building — the wind was pulling through the house with some force.

It was wonderful.

And I’m standing there and I blink and miss the lightning, but open my eyes just a fraction before the flash has gone so I know that there’s been a flash. And then that tense waiting before a crack — or maybe just a rumble this time? — to sound. The second one I missed gave a pretty nasty crack ofter to the east. So I stood there, defiant, and told the storm I wouldn’t miss the next flash. But as I waited for the next flash, the wind changed direction and started blowing the by now pretty heavy rain into my room and onto my back (which tickled). So I took some more deep breaths in and smiled once more up at the rain and the sky and closed the window.

And toweled down my face and head.

Going out into storms is muchos recommended.


One Response to “Storms like at the very beginning…”

  1. Ben Says:

    You are wonderful.

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