Power of nature.
Not too many things can put everyone on the same page. Hurricane Sandy has that sort of power. The top topic of conversation up and down the East Coast for days - trumping even the election - arrived yesterday, no longer the Sandy of models and intersecting projections but the Sandy of creaking windows, fierce winds, power outages, and - for many - a day off from schools and businesses, or hours curtailed.
While the damages will be addressed and tallied for days, we already know that this monster storm is one for the books.
The anecdotes were already flying yesterday morning as the winds kicked up, and the rains sheeted down. The morning's sunrise was eerily orange; New York City shut down its subway system at 7 Sunday night; lines for water, batteries and other supplies were long. "Sandy," in some way, was on everyone's lips.
Each of us should remember to check in on shut-ins and the elderly. And, if possible, take a moment to enjoy - appreciate, at least - the awesome, surprising, howling power of nature.
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|Publication:||Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)|
|Date:||Oct 30, 2012|
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