That rain, she does sometimes fall hard on Jocassee. This week brought the sting of almost-hail in the deluges, and thunder and lightning a’plenty. There is a terrifying exhilaration to sitting in a boat on a lake in a thunderstorm. We all prefer the exhilaration of swimming in a waterfall, or spying an otter at play, but there is a sense of calm acceptance, a sense of closer community, that comes with sitting together through a rain-driven thunderstorm. Ultimately we all survive the beautiful fury of Mother Nature, as we do, and never has even the worst storm kept us from going out to do it all again, the first chance we get. ~K