Stillness and Light

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I just saw a little video on Mimi Ikonn’s Instagram stories of how she was walking in London and a hail/rain storm came out of nowhere. She and a friend took shelter under the ledge of a building. They were laughing and confused, getting soaked.

It reminded me of that summer night in France where we got caught in a strange July hail storm. The sky was red and orange, and we were close to the Sacré Coeur cathedral. A group of us, clumped together, confused, laughing, and soaked at what looked like a bus stop.

There is something magical about embracing the unexpected storms. You take cover, you look up in bewilderment, and you laugh with the person taking cover next to you.

You wait it out. When the hail stops, there is stillness and light.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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