Everyone is afraid of thunderstorms because it’s sudden and has immense power. But what no one focuses on is that the lightning that shoots across the sky fertilizes the earth providing the nitrogen we need to sustain life. It’s a great ecstasy that improves the quality of your life. It takes time to appreciate because at first you are wet and cold and you don’t know where to go, but then you start understanding the temperaments of nature and with understanding comes appreciation. You move and sway with each thunderous crack; you start singing and dancing in the rain. You open your arms to heaven and welcome the tricklings of this cycle of life. So when people remark on the afterglow of your garden, what they see is the deadening of old soil rejuvenated by the electric shock that wakes the earth and shakes its foundations. They see your glow. They sense your nitrogen.