Hopefully, you're warm, safe dry and have an internet connection.
I am probably about to lay a curse on the rest of my life, but in the 12 years I have lived in Maine I have escaped serious hassle despite all the various weather incidents that have pounded the pine tree. We didn't even lose power this go around. Worst outage- about 4 hours- 4 hours!: some were out for weeks!- during the ice storm; worst incident- a big maple tree in the dooryard fell away from our house during a 2005 windstorm: freaked Country Mouse out (understandably) and blocked the drive, but no structural damage.I hope York bobs back to the surface soon: until then, keep swimmin'!
I find the forces of nature scary and beautiful at the same time. Then I think about all those who are suffering because of it and then I get confused.
I reckon that if one sees terrible beauty in something you have the power to intervene against, then one is sick. If one see terrible beauty in something one cannot control such as the weather or a volcano, then one is human.
Is it bad form that, while commuting to Augusta yesterday and today and seeing the Medomak, St. George and Sheepscot each flooded between 100 ft and 1/4 on either side of their more traditional banks ... all I could think of was "I wish I had a super tuber ..."
Man, if I wasn't going away this weekend I'd be there with ya. Perhaps I can christen my skim board on one of our mighty rivers...
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