[inspired by the Sunday Scribblings prompt "Powerful"]
When Sunday Scribblings asked us to think of "powerful" I ended up with a list:
1 - Teresa Trull's lungs
I want them -- well, I want a pair just like them. The first time I heard her in concert, I was blown away. She can hit a note and keep it spinning through the room forever. Awesome.
2 - Hurricane Bob in 1991, from a ring-side seat in Maine
We rode out the storm in a sea-side cabin. The storm's wind and rain and waves and surf were all huge. This was far from a Katrina, but it was the most powerful hurricane I've experienced directly.
3 - The urge to eat something soon after I wake up.
When I ignore this powerful urge it makes me very, very grouchy. Just ask my wife.
4 - Libraries
The library helped me travel the world from my small corner - for free. Once I devoured large sections of our town's library, I learned about the inter-library loan system and the universe was mine.
5 - "Thank you."
Saying "thank you" to someone is more powerful than you know. Sadly, forgetting to say it is also powerful.