Wednesday, October 31, 2012

We Were Lucky. Others Weren't.

We were lucky.  Superstorm Sandy hardly touched us here in Saratoga Springs.  We had some wind, we had some rain, a few downed limbs caused brief power outages for only a small part of town, but nothing worse than a typical passing storm.  These beautiful tall White Pines still tower over the Spirit of Life fountain in Congress Park. Not a one came down in the wind.   I gaze at this lovely statue's upraised arms and I raise up my own thoughts of gratitude that we were spared the ravages so many have suffered all along the Atlantic coast.  Unimaginable damages.  The sea just rose up and smashed everything, drowned everything.  Thousands and thousands of people have lost their homes and their livelihoods, and dozens have lost their lives.  Last year it was Tropical Storm Irene that tore through this part of the world with comparable savagery.  What will the next storm bring?  When will the human race realize that we must stop abusing our planet, or Mother Nature will take her revenge on us?  Or is it already too late?

2 comments:

A.L. Gibson said...

Glad to hear you and those white pines all made it through ok! I loved our evening walk through your town and immediately fell in love with its charm and atmosphere. Warms my heart to know the mighty elms, maples, and pines mostly made it through!

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

Happy to know you are still in one piece, I have not heard from a couple of friends in CT and PA, their electric is still out, and I will just have to wait an hope they are OK.