Today’s Forecast…Partly Happy…

Yesterday was a beautiful day…sunny…high in the sixties…not bad for mid-February…especially when last week it was snowing and freezing…

Yes…weather in the South is fickle…and…there were a few patches of snow in the shady spots to remind me of that…of course…Bertha…says…it reminds her of my life…of my emotions in particular…

She says…that they seem to change as often as the weather…happy…sad…angry…glad…no one emotion hanging around for too long at the time…

However…she surprises me by saying that’s the way it should be…she says we weren’t meant to feel the exact same way all the time…that…growth takes place in the changing of the emotions…and…that each one has its purpose…just as snow and sunshine have theirs…

Jane

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