Thunder and lightning: Terrific or terrifying?
The reaction in our office on Thursday evening to the brief but intense storm that rocked New York City (and possible tornado that tore through the boroughs) was quite varied: Some people were clearly uneasy about the storm clouds that rolled in from New Jersey. Others remarked how much they loved thunderstorms, and how relaxing they found them.
Of course, we soon learned that this was no "relaxing" storm, considering all of the property damage and emotional distress it caused residents in hard-hit areas. But before the storm struck, as we watched the sky turn dark and the rain travel across the river, we stood at the window in awe, oohing and aahing at the sight. Mother Nature put on quite a show!