I’m currently holed up at home as Sandy makes its way through New England. I worked a few hours this morning but then the wind picked up and our Director sent us home, it wasn’t worth risking it plus we connect to a server in Westchester County, NY and it was starting to act weird. I’m anxiously waiting for Michael to get home from work, he promised to be home by 3pm when the high winds arrive. B (our cat) is pacing like an expectant father and is clearly nervous…never a good sign if you ask me. Animals are smart.
Yesterday we “prepped” for the storm but really prepping meant holing up inside, eating all things dairy and perishable and discussing why we would need to fill the bathtub with water. It was incredibly relaxing…I read magazines front to back, watched a movie, created my playlist for Tuesday’s yoga class and felt like I had nowhere to be and nothing to do.
It got me thinking about the power of Mother Nature. As American’s we are always on the go, figuring out ways to work harder and longer. We find ways to let nothing slow us down but despite all our efforts we cannot stop Mother Nature. We can predict and follow her all we want but at the end of the day we cannot control her. She has the power to cancel schools, shut down roads, and eliminate power. She has the power to make us come to a halt and focus on the things that matter in life, our loved ones and our safety.
So I encourage you to accept the storm, embrace the down time and enjoy the quiet if the power goes out. My thoughts go to those who are in the path of the storm…I’m hoping the flooding and wind damage is not devastating. And for everyone in the path of Sandy…stay safe.