THINGS I MISS ABOUT THE MIDWEST

I moved from Minnesota to Oregon about ten years ago.
  1. Thunderstorms
    We don't get them in Portland. The greenish sky. The rapid changes in air pressure. The life affirming feelings before and after. Booming thunder. Cowering dogs. The goose bumps and standing arm hair. Splintering strikes of electricity from the FUCKING SKY. Counting the seconds between lighting and thunder. Hail. Downpours. Warm rain. Vivid colors. Calm.
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