Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Summer Storm

We came back from the beach house a day early due to torrential rain. The car almost got swallowed by the sea when we left (more on that later), so I was so thankful to be back in Santos, alive.

We had out driven the storm, and it finally reached us after dinner.

Once in bed for the night, Gabi and I laid awake for a long time listening to the thunder. I have never heard anything like it before in my life.

I'm used to distant booming sounds. This thunder was loud and crackling, like it was tearing the sky apart. It's boom rattled the windows and I could feel the force of it in my chest. It would then roar away into the distance, and I imagined it like a massive tumbleweed of wind eating the air as it traveled.

After we'd gone to sleep, a clap of thunder startled me awake sometime in the night, and it took me a moment to realize that the burning on my arm was from Gabi's head. What a night to have a fever.

She's still sick today. Coughing, sneezing, fever, and throwing up. And wanting me to hold her every second. So coming soon: the post about our trip to the beach house, and how I was able to be a part of Carnaval after all!


  1. I hope Gabi feels better soon!! Am sending **healing vibes** her way. :)

    I used to like rain and storms until i lived in a flat where the roof always leaked when it rained. Then i lived in terror of the rain. *sigh*

  2. I am so sorry to hear that Gabi is sick. I hope she feels better soon.

  3. Aww...poor Gabi!

    Can't wait to hear your story, though!!

  4. Found your blog through another a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed your posts. I've always said our exeperiences in Brazil would be so much different if we lived near a beach. :)

    The storms here are awful, there are always trees down all over the city after each one. Can't wait to hear about the beach house.

  5. I love tropical thunder storms, they are so savage and exciting!

    I like all the stuff you have about Brazil on your sidebar too!


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