02 June 2006

Rainy Night in Georgia

Friday night. Out on the deck, toasting the rain with a crisp white wine, staring into the trees, using as little brain power as possible. Been out here since I got home from work (my deck’s covered; I haven’t been sitting in the rain, silly). The evening began with a loud, booming thunderstorm (we do thunder well down here in Georgia). That soon gave way to light, steady rain — enough to cool the night and freshen the air. The sound and smell of rain, the damp breeze — relaxing, calming, cleansing — my Zen moment. Even took a short walk in the mist (OK, so maybe I am dumb enough to go out in the rain, but it was wonderful).

Maybe I’d like living in Seattle.

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At 6/03/2006 08:13:00 AM, Blogger Benny said...

You certainly wouldn't like Tampa right now. We've been SUPPOSED to have thunderstorms for the past two weeks, but the clouds are totally constipated. Our big storm the other day lasted fifteen minutes. It's no wonder the alligators are eating people.

At 6/03/2006 08:16:00 AM, Blogger Benny said...

PS- wasn't Amanda Davis such a "readable" writer? "Circling the Drain" reminds me so much of Angela Carter.

At 6/03/2006 08:17:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

Ugh! We spent last week in the 90s, also waiting for rains that never came. And my damn A/C is out, and the service guy has yet to show up. So, the rain and the low 80s were a much-needed relief. Hit the Intercoastal - but don't go jogging and become 'gator bait.

At 6/03/2006 08:18:00 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I am loving "Circling the Drain," and it's my second read of the book. That first story inspired me to write a super-short story. I'm working on it now.

So sad about her dying so young.

At 6/03/2006 10:37:00 AM, Anonymous HollyC said...

Okay, I'm going to look for "Circling the Drain", but tell me is this like "The Bell Jar"-sounds similar from your discussion..and do tell, what was the wine?

At 6/03/2006 06:09:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Holly, I'll loan you my copy of "Circling the Drain" next time we get together. No, it's not "The Bell Jar"; the author and her parents were killed last year. Amanda Davis was doing a book tour, and her parents went with her - maybe her dad was flying his plane? - and the plane crashed.


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