Shelter from the Storm…


Some things are just too vulnerable to write about…or to write about easily…to be really candid and open…it’s easier to hold back…to stuff them back inside…and go for fluffier topics…

Now…you might think I’m talking about a relationship…and…I suppose I could be…but…honestly…I’m talking about Hurricane Ivan…living on the gulf coast when he made landfall…

And…honestly…though I’ve tried several times…to write about the emotions that I experienced before, during and after the storm…I still can’t do it…they are too raw…too vulnerable…to make it on the page…

Oh…I can laugh and tell you about spending the storm sleeping on a swim float in my friends’ closet…but…I can’t describe the feeling of going into that closet…not knowing what would be there when we came out…

So today…I’m thinking about Hurricane Sandy…and all of the people who have been affected by her…wishing them well…wishing them safety…wishing them peace of mind…wishing them shelter from the storm…

Jane

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