"Lightning Goes Up. It Shoots Right Up From The Ground And Into The Cloud. This What The Encyclopedia Says In The Section On Climate And Weather. I Reread This Passage A Couple Of Times To Make Sure I Hadn't Gone Batty—but No, Lightning Goes Up."

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The coast is an edgy place. Living on the coast presents certain stark realities and a wild, rare beauty. Continent confronts ocean. Weather intensifies. It's a place of tide and tantrum; of flirtations among fresh- and saltwaters, forests and shores; of tense negotiations with an ocean that gives much but demands more. Every year the raw rim that is this coast gets hammered and reshaped like molten bronze. This place roils with power and a sometimes terrible beauty. The coast remains youthful, daring, uncertain about tomorrow. The guessing, the risk; in a way, we're all thrill seekers here."
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