Morning After …

There was a ferocious thunderstorm here last night and I am still trying to get over the mad panic that engulfed me. I fear lightening more than most things in life and it certainly didn’t help back in my early twenties cowering under the stairs with a girl who lived in a flat beneath mine to hear that her father had been struck dead by lightening.

My own father did his utmost to try and de-sensitize me. He loved storms and would stand by a window watching the flashes over the sea. I was half alright when he was there to hide behind but only barely …..

Anyway, the storm has passed, as they tend to, and I went in search of a quote to celebrate. This is the one that caught my eye:

Joy weathers any storm; Happiness rides the waves.

Todd Stocker

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

6 thoughts on “Morning After …”

  1. We have had those type of rain storms that shake the whole house with the thunder and crakle of lightning…One of my grandmothers use to go around with “holy water” ..needless to say it frightened family members so I have heard…I do like the fresh scent after a rain storm and it sometimes can be beneficial in getting the pollen off the cars etc…The loud clap of a hit can be upsetting too…I don’t think I would want to be on a boat or ship in such a storm especially with the waves so high and being tossed about…Stay safe..

  2. Strange how we each fear different things. When I was 14, in 1967, I saw a footballer killed by a bolt of lightning. I still enjoy a good storm though. But spiders and flying…

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