Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Floods, The Tornadoes and the Spring that just won't end

Everyone I know has been generally lucky so far, but who feels like they have a target over their city or town? Raise your hands. You all should. Because this is getting out of control and I don't know if the weather we've had this year is ever going to stop.
If you're lucky, one of two things can happen. Despite the loss of life, the destruction of homes, the ruin of whole towns; humans can surprise you with their compassion.
And then there's this 13 year-old who, naturally as an Iowan, is blowing away the rest of the country with his or her commentary on what he or she has seen helping out people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And damn, can he write. You cannot expect that level of writing proficiency from any given adult, let alone a 13 year old. That's because Iowa education rocks! :D
Good luck everyone, I hope you and your families stay tornado and flood-free.

Oh, and the other thing that can happen? People scream and shout and complain and basically, you remember what an ugly world this place can be. So, let's hope we stay on course with option one.

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