Three Things: Thunderstorm Edition
One of my favorite things in summer is a good, rolling thunderstorm. The preceding winds that carry in the ominous clouds, announcing the drama to come, then the heavy, steady rain staccatoed with cracks and flashes and reverberations in your bones, and later, the comforting, good-natured rumbles as the storm lumbers off to some new place.
Let’s write about such a storm this week, shall we? For those of us not in the middle of a thunderstorm right at this moment, here are three pieces to help conjure up the feeling.
Unidentified American artist, Running Before the Storm, about 1870. Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Walter De Maria, The Lightning Field, 1977. Long-term installation in Western New Mexico. Photo: John Cliett. Copyright Dia Art Foundation.
Stefanie Schneider, The Village Motel Blue, 2005. Photograph. www.instantdreams.net