Sandy did not completely overlook the Virginia Piedmont. But the storm’s impact on us was nothing compared to what the people in other states suffered.
I HAD to. Right?
Hubby makes fun of me for, among many other things, becoming absorbed by news coverage of disasters. He doesn’t understand why I would want to see so much suffering. How can I enjoy such a thing? All that pain and destruction.
The thing is, I don’t enjoy that at all. What draws me in is the power of nature. Weather has always intrigued me. It’s seeing the result of natural forces beyond anyone’s control that fascinates me. That and seeing the people who made it through whatever trauma and survived.
People have always fascinated me, too. For as long as I can remember, I have always wondered what it would be like to be some other person. To see and experience the world through someone else’s eyes.
Not that I want to be someone else. I just wonder what the world looks and feels like for other people.
We were lucky to only have been at the outer edges of the Frankenstorm. My heart truly aches for those people closer to the storm’s path who lost so much. And even for those folks far removed from the hardest hit areas who lost loved ones. Or who had property damage, some so significant that houses had to be condemned.
FauquierNow.com, a local news outlet, ran a brief story on the impact to our area.
They even used one of my pics. 🙂
Speaking of my pics…
Rather than post a bunch of individual images here, I plopped them into a brief slideshow. It is embedded below if you would like to see.