Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Sound and the Fury
There's something about a wind so strong that it almost knocks you flat over sideways. So much power. It makes you feel so small and insignificant. It fills you with awe and complete surrender to any sense of control you think you might have. We really truly are at Mother Nature's mercy.
Usually I like to watch these kinds of winds from the comfort of my living room window, but today I went out and felt myself drown in it, and it was so amazing. I walked down to a favourite beach and listened to the water roll over the small stones. It is such a satisfying sound...kind of like bubble wrap or ice crackling in a glass. It almost sounds as though the rocks are hollow. To an ant's ears, it must be forbidding. I wonder how many stones are on that beach? There is a finite number...a number I will never know.
I think there are just as many knots in my hair now. ouch.