Sandy Brings Us Candy
All I can say is this, we truly don't ever know when the plan can change right under our noses. Its such an incredible thing to realize that on any given day at any given time, you can be forced into a completely different set of circumstances that you have to take seriously of else. We watched movies, played Scrabble, and watched the news until our eyes almost bugged out. The fact of the matter was, nothing else was more frontline in our minds than Sandy. When things like this happen, you truly get a laser sharp vision as to what is really important in our lives. Its very simple actually. The most important thing in life is the same thing that we all begin with when we first open our eyes, our soul, body, and presence.
In all of the time that I have lived in this truly magical city, I had never once seen it as pitch black as it is now. People have candles in their windows and others are just staying inside and sleeping at night. At this time all we have is hope and each other. All of our convenient perks are on hold and our attention is being held by something we could not have stopped if we wanted to. The lessons are endless...
A day later, I lost a very dear friend to cancer. What was interesting to me was that something came and raised my awareness and then something came along that raised it even higher. I have blogged about death before and this was another one of those situations that screamed of obvious clues that we are all fragile and susceptible to any and everything. Which brought me to start thinking about almost everything around me that I am spending too much time on that will not advance me at all in this life.
What if we only had to be respectful and courteous to one another to maintain our good health? Would we do it consistently and wholeheartedly? I once again gained a sharper focus over the past few days.
So if nothing else, the storm made us see all too clearly once agin that we are not the value of our things, we are just who we are minus any enhancements, bells or whistles. Does this mean that we have to consider this time of the year "hurricane season" in the big town? I am thinking, maybe so. I am thankful to be alive, for real.