As the heavens open up, sending rain down by the buckets, I lie comfortably in my bed. Rain and thunder always had a smoothing effect on me, helping me relax. In the mid of a storm, I am home. So while the lighting strike outside, my fingers strike the keyboard. As the water roll over the ground outside, the words roll over my laptop screen. And a new story unfolds. The water brings life to not only plants, but my imagination. Your environment can be scary or smoothing, depending on your viewpoint.