Very stirring! By the way, I read somewhere that, just as certain royal houses were believed to have healing gifts, the Holy Roman Emperors were thought to have some control over the weather. Apparently, there's a German expression "Kaiserwetter," meaning a bright sunny day. Have you ever heard of this?
No, I never knew that. That's interesting. The closest I can come is "donnerwetter" (and that may not be spelled right, mein deutsch ist nicht sehr gut!) which is what my grandmother would snap whenever we ran through the house making noise.