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astronauts taking photos

A student said one of the best things in class today. People were sharing stories they'd been told when they were young, and she recalled being at her grandparents' house during a thunderstorm. It was dark--no power--and it was thundering and the lightning was flashing, and all the kids were scared, and her grandfather said about the lightning, "Don't be scared--it's just the astronauts taking pictures."

The lightning flashes were the flashes from the astronauts' cameras.

Isn't that the best?

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nemophilist
Mar. 26th, 2018 05:43 pm (UTC)
That is so fucking cute ♥
asakiyume
Mar. 26th, 2018 06:04 pm (UTC)
I loved it too!
lifeinroseland
Mar. 26th, 2018 07:29 pm (UTC)
Hahaha I love it. My grandma used to tell us about thunder that it was just God cleaning and moving furniture around lol.
asakiyume
Mar. 27th, 2018 08:46 am (UTC)
Hahaha, I like that too. God likes to change things around up there, now and then.
sartorias
Mar. 26th, 2018 08:46 pm (UTC)
That is a crackup!
asakiyume
Mar. 27th, 2018 08:47 am (UTC)
Isn't it?
yamamanama
Mar. 26th, 2018 10:39 pm (UTC)
That's really cool.

Someone called the weather phenomenon involving icy flakes and loud rumbling "Snow Miser vs. Heat Miser."
asakiyume
Mar. 27th, 2018 08:47 am (UTC)
I like it when people incorporate modern (ish) stuff into their explanations--like the Heat and Snow Misers, or astronauts.
kayre
Mar. 27th, 2018 09:36 am (UTC)
When my daughter was small we ran across an Asian picture book that said thunder and lightning are dragons bowling in the clouds... that gave her comfort for a long time!
asakiyume
Mar. 27th, 2018 09:44 am (UTC)
I've heard it told as giants bowling, but never dragons! Asian dragons, with their dramatic whiskers and expressive eyes, bowling. Fun :-)
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