Hurricane Sandy has devastated our communities and our lives. Loving thoughts and prayers are with all the families whose lives will be forever changed.
This is just one of the homes in the path of destruction in our area.
We were defenseless and no matter how much we were prepared we never could have imagined how powerless we actually would become.
The floods and uprooted trees have left us literally without power today and for many more days (maybe weeks) to come.
This loss of power leaves me to thinking about how we are so dependent on the power that keeps us running everyday. Yes, we must admit we run on power, real live juice, the kind that zaps you if you are not grounded.
How did we ever survive way back, oh, at least 5 years ago? Technology today is so embedded in our lives that without the use of the internet and 3 or 4-G networks we are not in touch with the world we live in.
We can't communicate with each other -- without a phone and/or texting there is no way to know if school is closed, businesses are open, or when power will be restored.
I noticed on a local news program there is a ticker running at the bottom of the screen that is directing everyone to that news station's websitedotcom for updated information about school closings, power outages, available shelters, and MTA/transit information.
HUH!!!!!, We don't have the power to turn on the T.V.. We don't have the power to read the little news ticker at the bottom of the screen. Without power we have no internet connections and the satellite towers are compromised as well.
Fear not! We become stronger when we are powerless. We find ways to pull ourselves together and reach out to help each other, our neighbors or strangers, it doesn't matter.
Yes, today we may be powerless! in more ways than one, but we will always have the power to join forces when it matters most.
Blessings to all!