Storm coming in off of Lake Erie

There aren’t any storms in Los Angeles. This is the first place I have ever lived where it doesn’t storm and one of my favorite things in the whole wide world is to watch a storm come in. The way the wind picks up slowly and the sunny sky starts to turn black. That feeling of excitement but fear because you just never know how powerful it is going to be. When I was little storms would fly in off of the lake on a summers day without any warning. You would race home to head into the basement in case of a tornado (which rarely happened so close to the lake). I was scared for sure, but I also loved the extreme change in the weather.

Living in Los Angeles, the weather is so pleasant. Everything is smooth and predictable and easy. Almost every day is sunny and for the most part I would never trade that feeling. But it just hit me that there is something missing without storms.

Sometimes you really just need to weather a storm.

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