Saturday, 23 July 2011
day sky black
The storm clouds that had blackened the sky also cracked with that lightning that goes across the sky instead of up and down.
We could hear gods arguing but no sign of tears. Then suddenly, a silence and minutes later a fierce drumming as the rain kicked for fifteen minutes before a new blue appeared and the sun returned.
Later we saw a weather report with splashes of red heat across most of America. The all-time New York record of 104 was lower than most of the temperatures we'd experienced since being here right up to the thunderstorms.