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WRITING JUST TO BE WRITING
Hello fellow hubbers and friends,
Do you ever have those moments or even days when you are bored and don't feel like reading or doing anything, but know that you need to keep your mind occupied with something? Well I do, not too often though.
I got tired of cybersurfing and decided it was a good time to experiment with my writing skills, just open up and let it flow like a suttle stream perpetually moving. I wanted to feel the empowerment of creativity and so here I am pecking away the day.
I am pretty sure this hub is not going to win me a prize or accolade but you never know, some of you out there may be able to relate to this.
As I write I am aware that it is the peak of hurricane season, I was born and raised here in Florida and have weathered many storms throughout my life. Camille, Frederick, Elena, and the worst was Ivan. It hit my home town of Pensacola September 16, 2004 and left a battle scare that survives to this day. The house I lived in at that time weathered it pretty good except the roof rose up from the walls about 2 inches and when the storm was over it leaked in several different spots. Every time it rained after that we had to put 5 gallon buckets in almost levery room to catch the waterfalls. A couple of months went by and the owners got their relief money from insurance and sold out to another person who immediately informed us that we had to move and at that time there was no place to go. Pretty much the entire city had been demolished, it was blue roofs ville as I like to call it. If you did find a place to live in the owners had jacked the rent up so high the average person could'nt even afford to secure the place let alone pay the monthly on it.
My wife and I had applied for help from FEMA but there were so many people in need that somehow our application just got covered up in the piles of applications and we never got the help we needed so badly. To this day I haven't really fully recovered from that traumatic catastrophe and don't think I ever will. Mother nature really did a number on the whole area.
Just want to say one more thing, I see the whole country as being under seige now by many forces out of our control, so I am praying hard every day that we get some relief from all of it. If you read this story please do comment as it would be an honor to me to post all comments. Thank you and I hope you never have to live through a nightmare such as the one I've just described. Peace and Joy to all.