Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stormy night

Yesterday night I saw the most impressing storm I had ever seen. I had never seen such a wonderful, enormous and scary thing in my life. What I saw looked more or less like this:
Or this:

Let me explain myself. I live on a 9th floor, and my building overlooks the residential part of the city, which only has small houses, so I have an enormous view of the sky (it actually is half of my window). Last night there was a huge storm going on up there, with the wind rattling my windows and throwing my flowerpots away, but there was no rain. What I did see, was the most impressing demostration of nature power, when thousands or electricity particles moved in the sky. Not only I saw what you see in the pictures above, the vertical rays hitting the ground, but there were rays doing semi-circles and going in crazy angles.

It made me feel a bunch of unexpected emotions: I was veery scared, I felt exposed because I've never been so near to the sky during a storm, I felt the need to go and hide, to protect myself under something like a cave, but I also felt fascination, wonder and amazement. I was captured instantly by it, I could not take my eyes off the sky. It was funny because my family was watching their stupid soap opera and I was literallly giving my back to them, watching outside, my eyes glued to the shining clouds, waiting for the next flow of rays. At one point my mother even said: "We're watching the TV and she's watching hers". I could not help it, not only I hate TV, but I was totally absorbed by the whole thing. It also made me feel very tiny, insignificant, and made me realise how big the sky really is.

It was an unbelievable and marvellous experience, I can't wait to see it again!


serene chaos said...

Sounds awesome! I had a close encounter 2 weeks ago while driving in a massive storm. Let's just say that I was abruptly reminded of my own mortality, as lightning struck approx 10m from where I was driving and sparks landed on my car! *Phew!* Enjoying your blog! - S.C. PS: I left you an award on my blog! :)

Smileyfreak said...

Wow sounds magical :) But the kind of magic thats both amazing and scary.Cool blog!

Jody Hedlund said...

For some reason I thought you lived in England! Sorry about that, Mary! But I was reading Roni's post just a bit ago and you mentioned that you're from Argentina! Wow, way across the world from England!