Wednesday, January 12, 2005

hush now

I have been complaining about the recent rains to everyone. Driving sucks. Cold toes suck. Being wet sucks. Being wet and pelted by sideways hail storms suck. Suck. Suck. Suck.

Today, I put a sock in it. A great person that I work with lost his sister in the rain. Her car was caught in a flash flood out on the street and her husband came to her aid, but was helpless to reach her in the current. He stood at the side of the road and screamed and cried and struggled to help as his wife, and his unborn child, were swept away. Until this morning, Search Teams diligently scoured the path, looking for her, holding out hope.

This afternoon she was found and has completed her journey on this planet.

I am paralyzed and can never complain about the rain being cold again. Say it's unfair. That it is dangerous and unpredictable. That it's a damn tragedy that a young woman in the prime of her life was washed away in such an awful manner. Miss Maureen - my socks are off to you.

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