Healing & Camaraderie After The Storm

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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??

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2480669/hurricane-irene-clean-up

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Rainmaker
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Hrisco & Associates
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HI Pam, we live on a cul-de-sac here in our neighborhood and I think it give our little street a real sense of Camaraderie compared to other streets in the neighborhood, we all look out for each others properties and have the occasional block party although not lately since a few of the previous neighbors have moved away, I guess its a good excuse to hold a block party now.

Aug 29, 2011 04:53 PM #1
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Pam Hills
Innovative Artistry - Kendall, FL
ASP/IAHSP- Stager Miami, FL, Creative Minds Innovatively At Work

Dear John - I think so!!  We were a small street as well, so I can't expect much from those that are HUGE.  We did look out for each other though :)!!  We did share our "provisions" or "supplies", generators, grills w/ propane, etc.  It was somehow just therapeutic..  Good to see you :) & thanks!  Glad to know I am not the only one, but wait, are you in the hurricane belt or just finding a way for the "block party" ;-)...

Aug 29, 2011 06:18 PM #2
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Julia Maher
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Hi Pam - I was able to share a lot of quality time with my sister yesterday, helping her mop up after her house was flooded.  All our neighbors here look out for one another, and especially the older ladies on the street.  Everyone pitched in to get their yards cleaned.

Aug 30, 2011 05:57 AM #3
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Pam Hills
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Dear Julia ~ Oh that is sooo great!  A good feeling despite all the mess & hurt for everyone??...  I am sure your sister was so glad you were there & for your help!  I think that is what makes a neighborhood you want to call home.  Hugs to you & your sister.  Glad you were able to have that time to share & enjoy.  I hope things are back to normal soon.  Thanks for sharing.

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