Via the Urban Dictionary:
Capturing something powerful and elusive and then being able to hold it and show it to the world.
Performing a rare feat.
A moment of creative brilliance.
Wouldn’t you love to capture Lightning in a Bottle? I sure would.
Speaking of lightning… We don’t often have thunderstorms. Our area of Northern California is, unfortunately, spared the fireworks. I say unfortunately because I’m from Iowa where we have huge-ass (Tim) thunderstorms. I can’t tell you how many nights I watched out my bedroom window, enthralled by the lightning, awed by the thunder.
The other night I was awakened at 3 a.m. by a bright flash of lightning. A few seconds later hubby was awakened by a crash of thunder. It was brilliant. Unfortunately that was all we got. Pity.
However, that same night, my cousin in Nebraska called to tell me that in the midst of a raging blizzard they had lightning and thunder. Life imitates art.
Lightning in a bottle. I wish!