The embrace of thunder

Tonight, a warm gentle rain.  Thunder crashes occasionally.  Lightning flashes.  Then more thunder off in the distance.

I recall those summer nights when I was a boy in small Iowa towns back in the days when trains ran by them.  Upon going to bed I would hear their whistles as they approached the town.  After that, the sound of their wheels rolling along the rails disappearing in the distance.  And I would fall asleep to that sound.

I wish I was in the country again listening to the train-song.

The patter of the rain and distant thunder tonight will do though.  And the remembrance of what peace is really like.  And deep sleep, the kind of sleep where forces embrace you rather than threaten you.

Published in: on July 25, 2009 at 1:04 am  Leave a Comment  

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