“This,” said Eric Leonardson, “is a hailstorm.”
Outside the window, the sun was shining.
But inside through the earbuds plugged into Leonardson’s laptop, thunder cracked. Rain started drumming. The hail moved in, first sounding like a snare drum, then like popcorn popping and finally making a BANG-BANG-BANG worthy of the hailstorm that damaged the Garfield Park Conservatory in 2011.