I don't buy it. It isn't possible by definition. It's not even the least bit peaceful, it's as stressful as it's possible to get, and no one has explained to my satisfaction how it can be otherwise. I wonder if anyone even can.Render wrote:That can be very relaxing. Imagine sitting unter the roof of a big tent, just looking to the beautiful lightnings while the rain patters in the tent. That is a very peaceful situation. Just you, the family and the silence...ChewyChewy wrote:Will someone please tell me how it's possible for SUDDEN, LOUD NOISES you cannot control or predict can be relaxing?!
Maybe silence is the wrong word, but what I mean is that you simply do not hear the rest of the world.
I spend my thunderstorms either with the computer, TV, and a CD turned WAY up or else in the bathroom with the fan on playing The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in my head. Either way I shut my earflaps against my ears and hum.
Point is, I have to drown out the noise somehow and I don't know how long it's going to take so I need to distract myself somehow. It's an excess of stimulation, and I cannot possibly relax until it's over--and you never know when that will be.
I cannot possibly take seriously the idea that anyone can find a thunderstorm relaxing. That's an oxymoron. Does not compute. Does not compute.
Might as well find an air raid relaxing, or Godzilla stomping around the city....