2 weeks ago
Monday, August 28, 2006
I'm not usually worried about hurricanes - having been born and raised in California I've never even experienced much of a strong storm other than when I've traveled to other states, like Colorado or Arizona. After watching a documentary last night commemorating the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina and it's victims, I have a terrible respect and even fear for the powerful and killing reality which a hurricane can be. My Sweetheart's Mom lives in the Orlando area of Florida. I saw with horror that the projected path for the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, "Ernesto" has changed to cut right up toward the Cape Canaveral.
We have a close personal friend named Ernest, and we have been teasing him about this newest hurricane, but this isn't the kind of friendship we can relate to! I hope and pray this storm never grows up - never gathers its winds and rain within to wreak havoc on us puny humans. I heard this a.m. that it has the potential of growing up to a force of 3 - Katrina was a 3. The forces of nature are so beyond our grasp sometimes. Be safe, all of you who live in the southern state of Florida.