Thursday, August 20, 2009

Well I love the rain the most

Living in the big bad city sometimes you forget that there's a real world out there. You can walk down streets forever, with only trees surrounded by concrete and grates, and even though your heart breaks a little, the concrete of the city somehow seems to live.

Our condo is this amazing oasis. It was built in the early 80's, when real estate wasn't at as much of a prime downtown. The condo part is L shaped, and the square is completed by another L of townhouses. Inside is this amazing courtyard, with trees and grass and a pool. I don't look into someone elses' condo, I look out into a tree in summer, and the snowmen we build in the winter.

Today was a storm- Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Severe Tornado Warning. In Toronto... Dorothy, we ain't in Kansas anymore. It got pitch black outside, and then silent, and then it just started to storm. Then thunder and lightning and the rain was sideways, and the trees were bending. The rain makes me remember how much I miss smoking with mamak, laying out on the grass in the middle of a downpour. I miss walking home from class and stopping to splash in the puddles while the Carney's shouted that the crazy white girl seemed to have a good idea and joining in the fun. I miss it being sunny, then storming, then sunny, then storming, then sunny then snowing (??) all in one day.

I also miss being able to see the stars. I think I miss that the most

1 comment:

SkippyMom said...

Hope y'all are okay. I just finished your blog and I will be back - so sweet and what a fun read.

1. I NEED your tomato sauce Amazing!!! Can't wait to try and make it

2. Are you sure my parents didn't give you away at some point? I think we are sisters [although I am much older] the books? So true - and putting a bed on the roof? Done that...LOL...and the Bubbie, and Grandma dynamic - let's chat!

3. I can't believe your kitties sooooooo cute and no kidding, how old are they? That is a lot of love right there.

Anyway, I could go on, but I will be back to "catch up" - keep on writing, be safe and good luck in Grad school.