Human

disaster, help, give, Hurricane Sandy, HurricaneA former colleague of mine send this email to me last night:

Dave:

“I wanted to pass this story along about the Red Cross. I will donate to them after seeing them in action. They have been blanketing my neighborhood since the storm. We have a truck that passes by each evening. The two workers are from Mississippi and New Orleans. Now that is dedication driving to the east coast to feed somewhat affluent people sandwiches, juice boxes and occasional specials. They knew of my son’s allergies and had a meal for him as I got out of my car. I don’t need the hand out, but my dinner plan was to reheat leftover pizza on the stove. We accepted the food and they were happy and we were happy. My parents accepted fresh pears.  Food was nourishing.  It was good. Message is anyone can help anyone at any time. We should all be ready to help and accept help when we need it. We should all think about donations to the Red Cross.  They help people in distress when people need it most.”

Rob, thanks for the inspiration. I’m giving to Red Cross today.

Grounded.

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It’s Monday, October 29th.  The day that Hurricane Sandy hit the Tri-State Region.

I’m scrolling down the new WordPress posts for bloggers I follow.  My fingers sliding clumsily on the touch pad. Scrolling. Scrolling. (Cursing because I haven’t figured out this d*mn touch pad. I miss the eraser thing in the middle of keyboard.  Getting old.  Hating change.  Big clumsy fingers. I slide fingers in wrong direction and I’m taken to another website.  I lose my place.  Need to start back at the top.  Grrrrrrr. Can this be so difficult pal? )

My eyes flitting from post to post.  Scanning images and topics of interest.

My eyes land on the image on the left.  I freeze.  (What is it about this image?  I can feel its soothing effects.  The ‘Work’ clutch now slipping from OVERDRIVE to neutral.)

A few lines.  Black lines.  White background.  A simple image. A simple, beautiful human image.  (Let’s not get too carried away.  It’s certainly not that simple.  And nothing I could ever draw.)

I found it to be startling.

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From the Deck of SS Kanigan Enterprise…

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CAPTAIN’S LOG.
Stardate:  October 29, 2012. 7:53pm.

Winds howling.
Sandy not relenting.

Ship steady.
Intact.
No damage to Enterprise.

All men.
And beast accounted for.
No loss of life.
Or limb.

Lights flicker.
And out.
Internet whirls to a halt.
Apocalypse? A whisker away.

Darkness.
Look out Starport.
No visible planets with light.

Silence.
Candles lit.
Calm sets in.
Zeke nestled up tight.

Trick or treat?
When will there be light?


Image Credit: NASA

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The Sun Did Not Shine…


And, hopefully sitting in a house with power… :)


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