Originally posted on TED Blog:

“That is a part of you up there. That’s your water that helps to make the cloud, that becomes the rain, that feeds the plants, that feeds the animals.”

[ted_talkteaser id=1763] These were the words Camlile Seaman’s grandfather said to her on a hot summer day when she was young. Inspired by her Shinnecock Indian heritage, and by her daughter’s fascination with storms, this TED Fellow has found her calling in storm chasing. When Seaman stands under dark clouds that would terrify most of us, she feels a little differently. In her talk from TED2013, she explains that she feels privileged to witness a condensed version of the same forces that “that helped to create our galaxy, our solar system, our sun and even this very planet.”

Today’s TED Weekends on the Huffington Post asks us to, like Seaman, embrace nature’s wrath. Below, find an essay from Seaman herself…

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