We all think that a snow storm is a moment of silence, even though we know there can be fierce winds with it, our first thoughts are usually about the silence and beauty that comes along with the snow. We want to just sit back and enjoy the silence and the glimmering, glistening picture postcard.
When the snow is part of a storm or blizzard, hearing is heightened. One can hear the wind rush the trees, and branches breaking, one becomes alerted to each time the furnace comes on, and if any cars are passing by or stuck. All of our senses are put on high alert status to better our chances of survival.
For most mature folks, who have not lived their whole lives with computers and internet, being in a storm is quite exhausting and keeping the home fires burning, boiling water when one can, and taking every precaution is sometimes overwhelming.
Add a power outage and isolation and the storm can be even more hazardous.
Most mature adults are eager to share their story of the event, whereas the technologically savvy youth just want the power back on and the entertainment to keep on coming.
One of the important ways to take one’s senses off high alert is to tell your storm story. As the snow washes away and becomes a slushy mess, as one cleans the driveways, and hauls away the branches while waiting for power crews to come to the rescue, it is vital to tell your storm story. It is important to work as a team with your neighbors and friends to find recovery.
Not only does storytelling help calm the senses and reorder the spirit, it is how a community teaches the members how to weather a storm and give Mother Nature the respect due.
Do you have a storm story to share, we are here to listen to your event and how you handled it.
Who sincerely heard you?
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