Good Morning, God!
I can’t help comparing the idilic evening we had last night with the hurricane, Irene, bearing down on the East Coast.
After getting home from a party, I looked at the news via my iPad. I was struck by the almost total evacuation of Cape May in New Jersey. We’ve stayed in Cape May, God. That makes it all seem so much more real.
About 97% evacuated on the Cape? That’s a lot of people. Old people, too. Older people are harder to move. Harder to persuade, God? Or harder to scare? Maybe it is having been through it all before — several times — that makes older folks say never mind!
I read somewhere (Discover magazine?) that for every degree of increase in the average ocean temperature, the power of the storms generated increases. I forget by what factor, God. I suspect that I don’t want to know. The world is littered with things I don’t want to know. Aurgh!
So, back to Irene. I surely do pray that You are softening that storm! She’s gone down from a category two to a one and now to a Tropical Storm. But, I worry about the winds in Manhattan. Here in Honolulu, Kit and I walked though a building complex on Friday night and were almost blown away. The walkway formed a Wind Tunnel! Not a good design when hurricanes come calling.
This morning, God, Kit and I are off to a 5K Fun Run raising money for Japan tsunami relief. As we run, please help us keep our East Coast friends in our Hearts — actually, make that keep everyone in the Palm of Your Hand!