The Storm Tamer
Johanna watches the storm make landfall – wind howling, trees bending, rain lashing.
Her orchestra awaits her baton. She started composing this piece when her professor first described a Category 5 Hurricane. It’s her doctoral thesis, a different kind of academic finale. The cadre of reporters will either describe a colossal failure or the jump start of a spectacular career.
Anticipatory upbeat, then a forceful downbeat. Jagged rhythms scatter the black clouds, thick harmonies straighten the trees, shrieking melodies frighten away the wind and rain.
The triumphant final chord announces a glorious purple-gold sunset.
The press goes wild!