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P90X Journey 2
Everyone has heard that a picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. Where do you think it’s been?
Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic
There’s been some discussions brewing in our home about pets. I know I know. It’s still a long ways off I think.
Anyway, I’ve never owned a pet for most of my life. However, many of our friends and family have. As we recently babysat a couple of family pets, I thought about the stories people must have around their pets. Memories, experiences and events. Both treasured and deplored.
I’ve always thought of them as animals in your home but for many others they see them as true extensions of their family.
Alright then pet lovers, got something to say about this?
Watching the news broadcasts all morning about local Thunderstorms and Tornadoes reminded me of what it was like when I was younger . . .
Sitting on our family room couch, buried under blankets, we listened to the world around us crash down as our neighborhood trees screamed for mercy. Dad paced around the first floor, gathering flashlights and portable radios. Mom and Dad fervently discussing what to do with us children as their faces revealed their powerlessness. The weatherman drowned out our silence with his verbal repetition of what was obvious: rain was pouring down, thunder was intense, and the lightning ripped through the sky mercilessly.
Fear never came over me. I just kept thinking how exciting all of this midwest weather was. Never worried about my safety nor the destruction that the weather could cause. Just childhood excitement. Thrills. The monotony of my childhood upbringing had a new facet to it. Tornado Alerts meant excitement and thrills. My childhood innocence could see nothing more than that.
Nowadays, I see things for what they are. My childhood thrill-seeking moments are gone. Local news and national reports show the devastation that Tornadoes bring. They have no mercy and they look for no thrills. They are simply mean with no remorse. If you’ve been affected by their wrath, I hope you found comfort with loved ones.
Don’t fear the Reaper though. With all of our advanced technology, we still can’t do anything to prevent weather. It does what it wants. Besides, it’s been here longer than we have.
Hope you’re not feeling too overwhelmed.
PS. Thanks John for the photo.