Living with Disaster
Living in Oklahoma we have been prepared over the weekend for a tornado and the tornado aftermath. We have a storm shelter with all the essentials inside it. We have the TV on most of the time during these sorts of weather outbreaks, watching and listening for important news. While yesterday the major storms had lost their tornadic activity by the time they reached the Tulsa area, we were still on the path and were thinking the devastation we were seeing in Moore was something that could realistically happen to us as well. It wasn’t until the storms were within about 30 miles that it became likely they were not going to be damaging. Even then we knew enough to not let our guard down and we didn’t until the threat had completely passed around midnight.
As the sun set last night I went out back, took this sunset picture and uploaded it to Facebook to show my friends around the world that we were safe.
Glass Half Full
A running buddy of mine, Jack Nation, commented on the pic saying, ‘A new day brings hope for the future….because I’m a half full kinda guy, I choose to look at this as a sunrise.’
I had been searching for just the right words for my napkin drawing this morning and my response became my napkin the moment I said it, ‘A Sunset in One Place is always Sunrise Somewhere Else.’ It reflects what I know to be true, even as I know it is a terrible sunset for many.
Have you ever experienced a sunset becoming a sunrise in your life?
Drawing, quote and commentary by Marty Coleman, who has survived a large earthquake.