Miracle. All of it. (15 sec)


  • Thunderstorms rolled through Chicago on April 22, bringing a spectacular lightning display that lit up the city’s skyline. And no worries, Sawsan and Cher are safe!
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  • Inspiration: Inspired by Albert Einstein’s quote: “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”


  1. It was spectacular…
    Only today I realized Cher lived here in Chicago, and started following her.

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  2. What a light show. Glad I wasn’t there, standing alone with wet bare feet in a wide open field .

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  3. Awe inspiring and frightening at the same time!!

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  4. Absolutely spectacular!!


  5. Wow 😯

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  6. off-season version of fireworks

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  7. How amazing!
    Reminds me of the times we rented a flat with a great view over Lake Zurich. My son was very small and cried, and cried, the thunder made him scream, the dog was barking madly – so I took both of my arms and went out onto the balcony. Dog didn’t want to watch, so she went back inside, son still screamed for a bit but he was fascinated by the lightnings, so that was something….. These are the best demos of nature’s force and power (literally….)
    Sawsan, are you really living in Chicago?

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  8. Spectacular! I am fascinated by lightning, though it also scares the bejesus out of me…

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    • Miracle. All of it.

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    • That‘s the prerogtive of lightnings…. fascinate and scare – at the same time! 🙂

      I LOVE watching them from afar but when one hit our very old Leban cedar I was not enchanted. The tree didn‘t die immediately but three or four years later.

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      • The first house we bought here in Florida was hit by lightning and destroyed 5 days before we closed, Kiki, so I have a whole new (and very healthy) respect for the power of this natural phenomenon…

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        • Oh my God!!!! This is as fascinating as scary – and I understand you perfectly well….. One cannot overestimate the power of this natural phenomena. You were lucky too that the lightning struck before you closed. But what a terrible shock that must have been. And the stress! And the mess!
          I won’t complain any more that we still haven’t been able to sell our house; although we too had a very unpleasant experience at the beginning of last year, which then made us decide to eventually sell…. but never as bad as the house burning down 😦

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