Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tornado Rolling in

"He knew what the wind was doing to them, where it was taking them, to all the secret places that were never so secret again in life." ~ Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes)

Have you ever read that book? "Something Wicked This Way Comes?" It is terribly sinister and wonderful all at the same time. Ray Bradbury is a spider when it comes to telling a story. He weaves us in and out of the most phantasmagorical experiences, and somehow.. frightens us a bit, but always leaves us with a major lesson learned.
 
Like in "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
 
I am sitting here in my pajamas. I turned most of the lights out, and the big window in the sun room is open. I can hear the wind whipping up a storm - literally. Severe weather is on the way, and with it comes our tornadoes and the tornado season.
 
It made me think of Ray Bradbury's tale.. how the storm and brutal wind brought in the train with the wicked carnival workers.
 
Ironically enough.. this wind is bringing in a train.. with  my own little wicked carnival - my egyptian. He is on Amtrak.. somewhere between Virginia and here.
 
Last time we spoke on the phone, he is trying to pretend all is back to normal. I almost hear a smile in his voice.. but..
 
"Sometimes the man who looks happiest in town, with the biggest smile, is the one carrying the biggest load of sin. There are smiles and smiles; learn to tell the dark variety from the light. The seal-barker, the laugh-shouter, half the time he's covering up. He's had his fun and he's guilty. And men do love sin, Will, oh how they love it, never doubt, in all shapes, sizes, colors, and smells."  ~Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes)
 
 
I am hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.  That's all I can do.
 
Now, I sit and wait..
 
Wait for the storm to pass.
 
And wait for the storm to pass.

"Starlight, Star bright.. first star I see tonight. I wish I may.. I wish I might .. have this wish I wish tonight.."

(now watch the video)
 
 

2 comments:

Leanne said...

holy cow ... I have a pit in my stomach from just reading this one.

hang in there. If Dorothy survived the tornado, I believe that you can, too! ;)

Dawn said...

"Sometimes the man who looks happiest in town, with the biggest smile, is the one carrying the biggest load of sin. There are smiles and smiles; learn to tell the dark variety from the light. The seal-barker, the laugh-shouter, half the time he's covering up. He's had his fun and he's guilty. And men do love sin, Will, oh how they love it, never doubt, in all shapes, sizes, colors, and smells." ~Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes)


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