Healing & Camaraderie After The Storm - The mess is the hardest part, & depending the level, sometimes there is devastation.... There are the times that, somehow, the"process" can be, in a twisted way, therapeutic.
I found myself being way active in all the storms, Andrew & beyond, which felt great physically!! It is not very "girlie", but somehow I had this strange sense of ahhh or calm? Seeing things back to order again was gratifying I think as well.
The icing on the cake, I believe, was being able to visit with my neighbors more & just a camaraderie!!...
I don't know if you have Camaraderie where you are, with your neighbors, but there were rotating generators, & rotating bar-b-ques every day in my neighborhood(s)...??
All of the photos are amazing at what took place that I see on the news & weather channel for just a Cat 1 & there were still quite a few people that didn't survive. I just saw Jill Sackler's photos..., bless her heart.
The clean up is the most difficult, but somehow the community usually comes together & out rip the chain saws (& hopefully no one gets hurt with that & then with all the sweat equity ~ things just heal & bond) Neighbors meet, or bond, like never before. Neighbors share their supplies, their generators, their bar-b-ques, their showers & a/c (if they have electric or portable).
Somehow, it is one of those zen moments ~ one that has "calm", "peace" & just a deep in your soul good feeling when & after all of these things have happened. I am hoping that these areas have had this to reflect on & experience. Despite that we dread them every year & every season. I can honestly say that the Healing & Camaraderie are the silver lining in the cloud.
I am not sure why there are some that are grumbling that it was too much hype...why because they didn't get hurt?? What are your thoughts??