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[personal profile] kafj
Whenever thunder grumbles overhead, I think of where I am. Am I indoors, outdoors? Am I standing in a safe place? Can we get to the car? Is everything switched off at the plug?

Then I find an appropriate window to watch from.

Then I think about how it works. How does the lightning know what to strike? Is it striking everywhere, all through the storm, but only completes the circuit when it finds something that will take it all the way down to earth?

Then the lightning strikes.

Then I think, wow.

WOW INDEED from The Creative Beast

Date: 2015-04-09 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Lightening is rare in my part of the world, though thunder happens on occasion, but seeing lightening is pretty amazing stuff and its AWESOME when paired with thunder =)

Love it

Date: 2015-04-11 01:47 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wolfandword
"Then I think, wow." Perfect.

Date: 2015-04-11 05:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silveradept
Wow, indeed. The lightning, like other electrical forms, just likes to find the easiest way to get together - I think I saw a high speed picture of a strike, and instead of it being a top-down affair, the spark jumps from both the top and the bottom to meet in the middle.


Date: 2015-04-14 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] katmcnally
Sometimes that's all we really need to stop and acknowledge, yes?


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