Calm After the Storm
An eager nation has been glued to their TV’s over the past 48 hours listening with intense anticiaption at every word their news anchors say regarding the monster that is Hurricane Sandy and the impending havoc she was set to ensue on our East Coast neighbors. I found myself sitting in front of my television feeling completley helpless and wishing there was soemthing I could do to help my dear friends in the NE; especially in New York. Watching coverage on TV of the aftermath of the storm made me feel like I was watching a movie; surley this really couldn’t be the truth.
Winds of over 100 mh, mansoon-like waves crashing over the New Jersey Coast, Governers declaring states of emergency and requesting federal assistance, entire facades of apartment buidlings being ripped off like they were light as a feather, flash floods (who would of thought you would need to invest in flood insurance in New York City), people loosing their homes and everything they own, millions upon millions without power and NYC subway systems (the world’s largest transit systems) being completley shut down. It seriously is almost hard for me to type this.
The East Coast has been through hell and back in a mere 48 hours. Living in the South West, I’ve been through my far share of bad weather, but this just seems completly unreal and somehow worse than any “weather event” I’ve lived through so far in my 30 years on this earth. New York City Mayor Bloomberg is calling this possibly the worst storm NYC has ever endured. I completly agree. Each news report I hear almost seems to be worst than the last and it truly is heart breaking.
So, when I saw this picture above on the news this morning, if was a slight breath of relief of sorts. It just signifys that we are strong, we will get through this and persevere. Even though I live in the SW, I still say “we”, because I truly feel like I too have been living through this; at least emotionally.
I understand this is harder said then done, but I know it is possible. My undending prayers, well wishes and love go out to my East Coast friends! I may not be there in person, but I am in heart and spirit!
*You can help the vicitims of Hurricane Sandy by donating here . It matters not how small the amount; every little bit helps! *
UNTIL NEXT TIME!!!