Well it looks like the entire east coast is about to have an unwelcomed guest. Hurricane Irene.Government and state preparations have been most impressive. Evacuations and massive closing of roads, and with infrastructure precautions including shelters and services are in effect. Transportation of all kinds brought to a halt in an attempt to lessen risks to citizens and damage to infrastructure.
It was easy to fall into the all too common anxiety mode,like buying too much food and the chocolate donuts that ordinarily I would pass by. But this time I succumbed to the feeling that I needed them as my comfort food. Along with a bottle of chardonnay. Why not be ready for a hurricane party. I love entertaining,but Irene was not among the guests I had in mind.
Words to the wise have been spread through every possible media outlet. Now the long wait begins.
It is amazing how the possibility of pending danger brings life into perspective. Our minds are focused on survival mode for family and friends. The petty day to day stuff seems small and insignificant. Irene, a not so gentle reminder that in the end, what matters most to us is those we love.