Reblog First published September 2012
It seems that we cannot read a paper or watch the news without a report of a flood, fire, drought, earthquake, hurricane or tornado somewhere. Is it that these occurrences are happening more frequently, or are we just more exposed to the all seeing eyes of the media. Either way, it just illustrates the fragile balance of our existence.
It has been a terrible year so far for many of our neighbors throughout the country. Thousands of families left without power, homes, or other means of providing for themselves. Lives and livelihoods lost. Time suspended in a maelstrom of water, debris, charred remains, and devastation. Again.
But we are a resilient lot. In the midst of the carnage arise the many who themselves are suffering, yet turn to help their neighbor. Strangers aiding strangers for no other reason or reward then that it is the right thing to do. The spirit that is…
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