Nature can be so beautiful…like these late winter waves breaking on the Jersey Shore this weekend.
Just a few blocks away from the idyllic scene, almost a year to the day of last year’s massive blaze, another windstorm spread one more devastating fire through the town on Friday. Miraculously, everyone survived.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~William Shakespeare
And thousands of miles away, our brothers and sisters in Japan have suffered the greatest of tragedies at the hands of nature. A few of my colleagues left Japan that morning, on a flight to New York just a couple of hours before the first quake hit. They were lucky. Ten thousand people, and the countless loved ones they’ve left behind, were not. If you can, please be sure to help the Tsunami victims.
How can something as beautiful as nature, so full of wonder, so at the core of what makes my world go around, betray us in such a way? Some things, no matter I hard I try to, I will never understand.
My heart goes out to everyone affected.
We had a couple of minor health issues in the family this past week so we’re especially hopeful that the arrival of the Ides of March marks the end of a tumultuous period. Spring is in the air in our part of the world, the temperature is slowly rising, and nature is once again showing she can be full of hope and promise.