Friday, March 2, 2012
A SCARY TORNADO DAY
This was the look of the sky over my home most of yesterday. It was a chaotic day of warnings, watches, rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds from noon till eight p.m. Severe racing storms overhead mingled their sound with my radio blaring out "take cover."
I have been through lots of tornado conditions but yesterday's number of tornadoes in the state of Kentucky was indeed scary. Ultimately, as night moved in, I found I had escaped with no destruction to my home or property. And, I was all in one piece physically. Except I found I was mentally shaken from the whole experience.
But sad to say many persons across several states, that were touched by the huge front that ran from the deep south to the far northern state of Michigan, experienced some destruction. Many even lost their lives.
When such storms enter our lives we are vulnerable to death or critical injury. A tornado strike happens randomly. We know what it can do, we respect its ferociousness. Yet if we find ourselves under the threat of a tornado we attempt to deny the possibility that it might touch down on our place.
But we are vulnerable to the randomness of Mother Nature. It was a reminder to me that life is to be lived for the moment.