This is not the usual Utah September. This afternoon we had continuous rolling thunder. I've never heard anything like it before. "What is that?" I asked Tom, and then stood out on the porch to hear it more clearly. An irritating wind was up, gusting debris. I wanted to say, "Shut up!" As if I controlled the universe. As if.
We had rain yesterday afternoon and then the sun came out. I walked up and down the sidewalk in my bare feet peering into neighbors' yards and swooning at the scent of rain.
But today it's all atmospheric trauma.