The ozone charged breeze sweeps across the big lake as the low rumble forecasts an inbound storm. Even as child I was amazed by storms that swept through. Not so much the ones that held potential disaster but the little pop up storms that are here and gone. Nature’s version of fireworks is a beauty all of its own. Even the dark bottom of the clouds resemble the outstretched wings of an eagle. Flashing bolts of lightning split the sky and the voice of thunder shakes the ground as the lake goers scramble for the safety of their vehicles. But I’m drawn to the natural fury as it marches across the water. I remember the advice given by one of National Geographic photographers who said that if you’re getting wet then you’re too close to the storm. Since I’m still dry I continue to watch the show and hope that by sheer luck I can capture the lightning on camera. Time and time again I try to anticipate the flash but the challenge proves to be just outside my grasp. Of course I could buy or rent a device that triggers the shutter automatically at just the right moment to capture lightning but I want this to be my accomplishment and not just great technology. I calculate the intervals between the bolts of lightning but the variance is too unpredictable and before I know it that first drop of rain signals that my window of opportunity has closed this time. No I didn’t get get lightning on this trip but it’s not a failure until you quit. And that’s the lesson I was given on this occasion. Life isn’t really like baseball. In baseball you’re third strike is you’re last chance. But in life you have an unlimited amount of strikes if you don’t quit and just keep watching for the next opportunity.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
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