"Open the doors. It is warm;
And where the sky was clear--
Look! The head of a storm
That marches here!" (Mark Van Doren)
Thunder, glorious to some, damn scary to others. Gather the candles! Where is that flashlight?
Don't answer the phone...(in the old days of land lines...the lightening could get you). Get out of the tub or the shower!
No fear here. Thunder is therapy. It's rumbles cleanse. The sudden burst of light in the lightening, the salvo, growling low and building as it nears, purging sins and wounds from heart and soul.
"The farthest Thunder that I heard Was nearer than the Sky And rumbles still, though torrid Noons Have lain their missiles by -- The Lightning that preceded it Struck no one but myself -- But I would not exchange the Bolt For all the rest of Life ..." Emily Dickenson
Have you ever made a declaration and a sudden clap of thunder attests that, if not God,
at least the heavens above are in full agreement? Ah, synchronization of heaven and earth,
truth and faith!
Did you know that you can make thunder? We have all done so at one time or another and
don't even know that we have mimicked Zeus or Thor or even Chaac, the Mayan god of thunder.