Sunday, May 01, 2011

Everything feels different since the tornadoes....

It is interesting.

One goes into a grocery store and suddenly finds themselves speaking with complete strangers....about...."The Storms".

People seem to need to talk about it.

We are all suddenly connected.

It doesn't matter whether you are young, old, black, white, Democrat, Republican, rich, poor, etc.....we are all in this together.

Everyone who was spared from these horrendous storms feels the need to reach out to those who weren't as fortunate.

Dave and I found ourselves at Costco today purchasing items....not for ourselves....but, for the storm victims who have been left without anything.  We dropped the items off at a local store that was taking donations.  It felt good....but, strangely....not enough.   What else can we do???  It is almost a helpless feeling...the destruction is so overwhelming. It is hard to get one's mind around it.

Life goes on all around me.

But, it feels significantly different.

It is almost as though you want to hug everyone you see.

Strange....but, wonderful, all at the same time.


Tabor said...

Tragedy almost always brings strangers together as we recognize our human commonality.

Beverly said...

I have had a lump in my throat since it happened. I was in my safe place Tuesday night, and Wednesday morning as it moved through here. I am so thankful, yet, realize how close it came to my town. To see the images makes me realize how but for a shift in the wind, it would have been me. I am glad you are okay. I feel for all of them. We are dealing with flooding and shelters for that. I should be fine.....You have been in my prayers....