This time of year we get thunder storms in southern Arizona. It's just a natural cycle. Then we can go for months with little or no rain at all. During these storms people sometimes get hit by lightning. I guess one tends to discount or ignore getting struck by lightning as it is a rare event. So, I was outside doing weed removal as the clouds darkened and the thunder started to roar. And I ignored it. Then a blast of lightning struck the ground less than a block away. Damn. It was reminiscent of Zeus in mythology picking someone off with his lightning bolts. It shook me up at just how foolish I had been and that I should have given nature a little more respect. I went inside and stayed there.