Thursday, March 12, 2009

Overcast


By the time I finish typing this they will be gone.  I love them.  They bring me an enormous amount of joy, an immesurable sense of calm.  

They make me want- no, need -  to curl up under a soft blanket and read a good book.  They are the only thing that makes a cup of hot cocoa or tea sound good.  

I used to be terrified of them.  Any time they would start creeping in I would try to find something to distract myself.  When they brought thunder I froze in horror.  Surely I would die this time.
 
Now I look forward to the next thunderstorm.  If the clouds come quietly,  without the ostentatious show, I still love them.  I can appreciate their huge, billowing mass; the layers of varying shades of grey, almost black in places.  

The dull light filtering in through the windows uplifts me.  
I don't know why.

picture from Near Worlds

23 comments:

Pancake said...

I too, love a good thunderstorm! Thats one of my fav things about spring!!!

Melissa said...

This was very poetic!

Barbaloot said...

Thunderstorms are great---I'm glad you love them now:)

Annette Lyon said...

That was beautiful. And I have to agree.

One of my daughters, though--man, for years she would totally freak out if she so much as suspected a thunderstorm was coming. That was fun.

CaJoh said...

Love your imagery. I can just picture myself doing the same. It also works very well with the picture. Great Post.

MelancholySmile said...

I feel calm just reading that! And I crave some hot cocoa now. :)

Lara said...

Isn't that interesting? My husband feels the same way you do. I, on the other hand, need the sun to be out or else I am not very functional.

Moody said...

I love summer thunderstorms in the mountains when they roll through and cool everything off and then are gone in an hour.

Nice post!

Erin said...

Very nice post Lisa! We had a thunderstorm recently and I really enjoyed that all the kids, even the oldest wanted to be cuddled and reassured.

What the Hecklinger?! said...

Same.

Anne said...

I remember standing by the sliding glass door in the kitchen during a t-storm and you being so scared!! Why can I remember that, but not jon's fingers getting chopped off?

Amazingly enough we've had lots of days with cloud-ishes here in so- cal! I've been enjoying it!

Heidi Ashworth said...

This is beautiful! I used to love the clouds and rain and storms--now I feel like someone is pulling a cloud over my mind and body. I wish I liked it better. I DO like it from the perspective of having a cozy fire and a hot cup of cocoa--but that's pretty much ALL I am up for on days like that.

Josi said...

I love, love, love thunderstorms, especially with a book in one hand, a cup of cocoa in the other and a blanket tucking me in.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful description, Lisa. And I feel that same sense of peace in the face of such clouds. There is such beauty in the variety of faces the sky puts on...

Melanie J said...

I love a big thunderstorm and I rarely experience them. My meal of choice for rainy weather is any kind of creamy soup, and cinnamon sticks.

Heather said...

You have me wishing for a thunderstorm.

Kazzy said...

My second son is nuts for clouds, and every time I download all of the digital photos there are dozens of cloud shots. They are like a big blanket, huh?

Heather of the EO said...

The first few storms of Spring make me so happy. Something about the way they shout, "NEW!"

Beautiful post, Lisa.

Jen said...

What is it about a good thunderstorm? As far back as I can remember I've loved them. And you're right - they do pass too quickly.

charrette said...

Oh my gosh, so gorgeous! I love it! I wish I could paint that....

I've always loved watching a good storm roll in.

Rebecca said...

I can't explain it either, but I'm happiest with a stormy day. My favorite part is when the clouds come in, the feeling of anticipation and the electricity in the air is invigorating! That's when I love to curl up on my comfy couch with a book and something warm to drink.

Nance said...

I like thunderstorms as well... I think it's the warm rain.

I also love clouds. Kansas has the best clouds I've discovered since I've lived here.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

This is a beautifully written post! And yes, I love thunderstorms. I don't know why, but instead of feeling scared it makes me feel all cozy and secure in my home especially when I have a warm blanket around me. I actually sleep best during a thunderstorm.