Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
To the pleasure faithers, with tiktok affections, it was the sound of clockworks uncoiling their spring and running down at a terrible speed. It was the release of vengeful energy.
To the essentialists, it seemed as if the world had suddenly found itself too crammed with life, with ...atoms shuddering and juggernauting their casings.
To the superstitious it was the collapsing of time....
In short: a tornado. (5.1.4-9)