Since I moved to Florida, I have survived many hurricanes. The scariest storm to hit Florida in the last 30 years was Hurricane Andrew in 1992. It was tragic to see the devastation Andrew caused in South Florida; we in Central Florida were fortunate to escape it.
We did take some hard hits with hurricanes Erin, Francis, Charley, Irene, and Matthew. The big bad storm brewing in the Caribbean right now, Hurricane Irma, is said to be the most dangerous hurricane of all. Although we’ve been lucky to not only survive, but rebuild fully after each storm, this bad girl is giving me the willies.
Since I am quite certain Irma will not kill us, I wonder: what is the basis of all my fear? I’m sure one factor is that when a storm is coming, of any kind, we are completely out of control. Mother Nature takes over, and wreaks havoc however she will. We’re little dots on a map, hoping she won’t pay us any mind.
And of course there is the fear of loss. Life is the most precious thing, the only miracle in fact, and the lives of my pets matter tremendously to me too. There are just a few material things I would be sad to lose: my dad’s guitar, the coffee table Sandy’s father made for us, and some photos and art. Go out to sea, Irma, please!
I’m going to prepare the Visible Monday post so that it goes live at the usual time on Sunday evening. I may not have electricity to respond to your always delightful comments, so my apologies in advance. If you are in Irma’s path, please stay safe, and stay fabulous as ever.
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