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31 January 2013 @ 02:15 am
High winds in Providence tonight. Heard them while I was getting some stuff done and couldn't help myself: grabbed my hoodie and headed downstairs. (It was before the time period for the worst winds.)

Found myself up at the India Point Park Pedestrian Bridge. (Don't worry, my street is always very well lighted and often populated even late at night.) The wind was amazing. Seems three (likely Brown University) kids had the same idea and we were all up at the end of the bridge over India Point Park experiencing the wind.

Wasn't quite the same experience as having a yard of my own (or my family's) to go wild with how I choose but it was definitely fun! We were all laughing and playing in the wind.

Reminded me of elemental magic, which I've always loved. It's fun how even knowing the science, there are things that just come off as magical, like big winds and weather. The damp air and feeling this forceful pressure of something that can't be seen and then those peculiar moments when it all stops so all is peaceful and quiet and frozen in time. alkdjflasjkdf nice feelings.

Eeeiheeehee now I am back and I feel drunk even though I never touched a drop. My head is going to float away and I told the fridge I was going to sleep in her when I was putting away food. But then I hit my head on her when I went to stand up and decided she didn't like the idea. Which is all for the best for all involved, really, and instead I get to sleep in my bed under my skylight and listen to the howling wind, which I love!

I'm weather-drunk. This is perhaps the closest you will get to a drunk!Kiwi post, unless my rules get a lot less strict in the future.

Let my hair down for a bit so it's likely a mess of tangles now. :P Mmmm sleepy bedtime. TOMORROW'S FEBRURURURURURURUARY. If you drink a lot of beer is if Febrewary? I don't shave, so it's probably Februhairy. Or if you're all afraid of life and its dangers then you're probably none too pleased that it'll Februwary.

(EMELAN FANDOM REFERENCE: I wonder if Tris ever gets weather-drunk. It's really a rather glorious feeling.)

Poof poof howl goes the wind. Clank clank scrape goes the stick. Boom bang bounce goes some unidentified thing over beyond my window (fire escape?). Nonsense nonsense nonsense goes the Kiwi.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: drunkDrunk.
Venturous1: blessed by mermaidenventurous1 on January 31st, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
"weather drunk" !!!!
**ggggg**** this makes me happy. I dance with you!
(I'm blogging about the wind this am. something will appear here soon about it)

Edited at 2013-01-31 02:14 pm (UTC)
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Pomona || Colourful grin.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
*Great big smile.* Glad you enjoyed the phrase! Ahahaha. It's only now that I even thought of it, since until not too long ago I'd never been drunk, so I would never have known the similarities! But lo and behold I've been enjoying this feeling for years, being the storm-lover (and general weather-lover) that I am!

Yup, when there's weather around I'm often to be found outside singing, dancing, playing, or anything else. :P

Reading your article now. Oh! I didn't know Liriodendron tulipifera was also called tulip poplar! Love learning new common names and love that tree to bits. And of course I'm quite the fan of the mighty oaks. Trees on the whole, really, hah.

I love what you wrote! Makes me miss being in a house more set apart, although seeing it happen in a residential side of a little walking city was quite fun as well. (: I think I'll have to download some of that white noise!
minervas_eule: Minerva's Euleminervas_eule on January 31st, 2013 03:53 pm (UTC)
"weatherdrunk" is a wonderful expression - and I know exactly how that feels :-); the air around us is something so precious in so many ways, its movement being one of it....
I missed the wind so much during our years in southern Germany where there it is windy only once in a while...
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Luna || Just as sane as I am.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2013 09:56 pm (UTC)
Pleased you liked the expression! I must say I prefer 'weather-drunk' to the real thing, although I've never been very drunk in my life.

When there's lots of wind I start thinking about how people think of creatures in the ocean living "in something" (as in, water) and us not living in anything. But of course we are! We live in air! So when it's windy, there's that reminder that we're living in currents of moving particles as well, much as the creatures underwater, and I almost get a peak at what it might be like to live in the ocean.

We don't get overmuch wind here, but enough that I'm happy. I love the breezes we get.
CaroRulescarorules on January 31st, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
lol at that rainbow pic!

Drunk on weather, first time I heard that! cheap ;)
Kiwi Crocus: Animal || Awkward giraffe.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked the rainbow pic. :D

Yes, weather-drunk is quite a bit cheaper! (;
?elsceetaria on January 31st, 2013 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'd imagine that Tris does get weather drunk, but I'd also imagine she has a very high tolerance due to the level of control she has been forced to build up.

And she definitely gets weather hangovers from scrying the wind.

Yay for weather!

I love wind most of the time.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Starry starry night.cranky__crocus on January 31st, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha so when Tris was just learning her powers in the first few books, we were basically seeing her weather-drunk. :P Like the ocean tides scene!