What is the Perfect Storm? That is the one accompanied by love.
When the Splendor turns Horror
Natures' Power is Just Too Awesome
Ode to the Perfect Storm.
I was saddened to learn of the floundering of the beautiful Tall Ship. I was shocked to hear of a SuperTanker running ashore. One of the few things I have reverent fear for are our large bodies of water. I have seen 40ft waves, and storms that bring the water 50 feet up from normal shorelines. It is awesome and magnificent. Partly because it is so uncontained, free and so very destructive. Ships like the tall ship often sailed over one hundred times across the Atlantic without major mishap. Supertankers are so massive you need binoculars to make out a person on the other end. Yet the mighty ocean can do with them as it pleases.
And then the water that is evaporated into the skies from the oceans can come ashore, and move just a smidgeon of the oceans water on to land and leave huge areas covered in water. And this would be powerful enough to frighten any soul. But because in large part to the oceans huge size and temperatures and currents of their own, massive wind accompanies the water transfer from ocean to dry land. Where I come from wind is so revered for it’s power, strength a destructive nature that it is given Godlike status by natives. Wind can drive a straw through a tree, pick up a whole house and hurl it into another. It can drive the temperature so low that gasoline freezes and nature cannot even snow. And for some reason in the scheme of things it likes to break trees.
Yes the perfect storm wreaks havoc on our lives. But also lets people love in another person tragedy.
Incredible stuff happens in the skies.
Now I have this great awe over such things, I am taken breathless at the power of what we call nature. And yet I feel terrible sadness and sympathy for those that perish or have loved one’s perish. And the great hardship that follows, worries me for all, especially in the cold. But then I think of the rescuers and support givers, and my heart soars as an eagle would.
Because I can do this from my desk, I take some time to meditate and send my every good intention to those in need. Then I take some time and pray. Then I get on the phone and email and challenge all in my posse, congregation, community and family to do likewise. And then I encourage in love for all to give what they can for these folks in need. For all the love, intentions and encouraging does not work without an outward manifestation of our love for our Brothers.
Please see that Love cannot always stop nature, but it can always help those afflicted thereby.