On April 27, 2011 tornadoes ripped through the south--including Alabama, killing over a 160 people (the toll has probably risen). There is no power with the probability of none for 5-10 days. Some communities don't have water. Everyone knows someone who has been hurt or killed.
I can safely say, that this is one heck-of-a curve ball.
I am still reeling from what has occurred. I find myself absent minded, easily emotional. None of us will be the same.
So what can we do? What can I do? The first thing I am going to do is thank God I am alive. Next I am going to help my neighbors. How? That depends on what is needed. Food? Water? A laugh? Maybe a tree needs to be cut down. I'll do it. (All right, I'll actually have my husband do that--me and a chain-saw just makes my skin crawl).
Sadly, not much writing will get done, but in the light of things--I'll get back to it. Right now. I'm just going to live.
How are you dealing with this curve ball if you're affected by these storms? For the rest of you, what curve balls have you dealt with?