Summer Storms

Jul 18

Summer Storms in Atlanta

Lately I’ve been paying more attention to patterns – in everyday routines; what I’m thinking, saying and doing; what I’m reading and writing; the clothes I’m wearing; and most especially in the world around me.

At first I was resistant to them because they felt too confining, too predictable, too “normal”. But slowly, over the past few weeks, I’ve started to regard them as reminders, sometimes as a muse, and often as a guide. And now they fit better.

One of my favorite patterns has been the daily afternoon thunderstorms here in Atlanta. Our summers here are fairly predictable: HOT and HUMID. That hasn’t changed, but I don’t remember there being this many regular, set-your-watch-by-them thunderstorms. Vivid lightning, rolling thunder, heavy rain, sometimes small chunks of hail… all starting just before afternoon rush hour.

And while I don’t enjoy what the storms do to my commute home, it’s still pretty cool to pause for a few minutes and watch the storm rolling into town. Now it’s time to drive home…

One comment

  1. Recognizing the patterns are the first part to keep the good, and trim out the bad.

    Only then, can you really live a life you love living :-)

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