It was AWESOME! The boom was so loud I remember feeling my eardrums pressing inward from the pressure. My ears were ringing and it wasn't from the sirens now screaming across the park. Everything felt static for several seconds, and my vision was hazy. I stood there for a few seconds, then started to make my way back upstairs to let D know I was okay and see if he was alright. I bumped into the doorway going from the living room to the stairs and once I made my way back upstairs everything looked hazy and smoky to me. I recounted what had transipred to D, then brought him over to the window to show him the tree across the street. After a few minutes, my vision became normal once again and the ringing in my ears subsided. What an incredible experience it was. When my oldest sister was a baby, my mother was talking on the telephone when a storm popped up much like the one we had yesterday. She said that she saw a flash come from down the hallway while the same kind of boom happened simultaneously, and she was thrown across the room - over my sister's bassinet, and against the far wall. The phone was still in her hand and the cord had been melted in two.
This past week has been a difficult one for me emotionally. For all kinds of reasons, some of which I dare not even say out loud, lest I make them real. I'm hoping that I can shrug off that stuff for now, and have a relatively 'normal' week. I'm going picture taking later this afternoon/evening and hoping that will perk me up and make me feel inspired. Thank you to everyone that has wished me well and offered comfort and good energy - it is much appreciated. Even from those of you that didn't but meant it anyway, I thank you.