Note: this is a part of a series I’m going to be starting, inspired by the book “Earth from Above: 365 Days” by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Probably not daily posts, but pretty regular ones at least. Here’s a link to the page about this project. Enjoy!
Day 1: “Brazil, Amazonas State. Storm over the Amazon Rain Forest.”*
Stormclouds. Heavy, dark, powerful, beautiful. She is not afraid. Their might invigorated her, drove her pulse pounding, thrilled her heart and saturated her to the bone. She was spinning in the rain, toes curling into the cold mud for stability, arms flung wide open, wet dress peeling away from her thighs and flaring out into a rippling, splattering circle. “Do your best, world,” she thought. The rain washed down her forehead and into her eyes, through her hair, darkening and elongating her thick curls. It made her feel alive, free again, if only for a little while. “Do your best, world,” she challenged. “I am not afraid.”
*Source: Arthus-Bertrand, Yann, Isabelle Delannoy, and Christian Balmes. 2005. The Earth from above: 365 days. New York: Harry N. Abrams.