I still can’t believe I was there when it happened… Sitting safely in my car I watched the swirling action of a tornado as it raced across the landscape. The fact that I didn’t immediately go running, screaming in the opposite direction is a true testament of fortitude. Especially when you understand I’m terrified of these things! I mean – nightmare city for me!
Ahh. But there I was. And being the faithful blogger I am with my burning desire to capture life as it happens… I bit my nails, grabbed my iPhone and filmed away. All for you. So you can see the fury of nature at work.
Warning: What you are about to see is an unedited act of nature. If you are unsettled by such things… Perhaps you should skip the video.
🙂 I hope you watched. I’m confident you found it incredible right??
See, here in the sunshine state we know a lot more about hurricanes than tornados. This is (hopefully) as close as ill ever get to a real one!
Hurricanes don’t scare the wits out if me… You usually have DAYS and DAYS to prepare, and while they most certainly can be catastrophic, for the most part we get a pretty good amount of time to get out of town or stock up on canned meat. (Hahaha – I would NEVER eat canned meat!! LOL )
Having never lived in the mid-west, the thought of that twister ripping thru my house at night with no warning… Are you kidding me?!?!
(Or maybe it was just that creepy Oz movie… With its screaming monkeys… *shudder*)
Anyway. At the end of the day it’s just a matter of perspective.
One mans tornado is another mans silliness.
How do we approach life?
Are we filled with drama and despair?
Do we see the worst in every situation?
Is every problem we encounter a full blown tornado – despite the facts?
Problems are real, no doubt about that. And sometimes when I witness the pain and challenges others must deal with every single day – I feel overwhelmed and helpless.
I’ve also had the joy of watching others do, what seemed to be, the impossible. And one thing they always have in common is that they didn’t seem to know it was impossible.
Now, I think I’ll go some research on weather conditions and try to discover what my tornado really was. And I’m going to keep working on my perspective… After all, practice makes perfect… Or at least it makes a habit so ill keep working on having the beneficial ones! 😉
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”