Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Nature Can Kick Ass!

As the tornadoes swirled past my office building all of us huddled inside the cozy confines of the stairwell. I am glad tornadoes move fast else we would have all suffocated inside the overcrowded stairwell. My mind randomly raced through a list of essentials that I would have to pack if I had to evacuate my home. I was confused. There are so many things...then I started feeling sad for all those who were forced to leave their house or have their houses taken away by nature. Nothing can replace the precious hours spent trying to make a house into a home with all the little detail.

It was at that time I realized how much I miss the small things I had collected or mom had made for me when I was a child back in India. When I came (like most of us) to the USA, I came with whatever little I could cram in two suitcases and a hand luggage. Left behind were memories, trinkets, greeting card collection since I was a baby. Cards that my father had sent to us from every corner of the world he had traveled to. My dolls, my toys, my posters, my TV remote that I had fallen in love with, the favorite location on the couch, the awesome arm chair, the other favorite tees that did not make it this time, friends, and a life that I had absolutely loved. I missed everything as I stood in the stairwell trying to get in touch with G and Babs's school. And once again my heart went out to the people who got affected by natural calamities. Even the thought of not being grounded sucked.

When I was driving to pick my daughter I saw the clouds were still dark but moving away and things were calming down quite a bit. It was then that I realized that nature showed us that we can build awesome buildings, live great lives but when you decided to put the fear of God in us, it means business! I am so glad that you let Dallas get away with a few damages here and there and that most of us got back home to our families safe. And for that we Salute you.



Megha Bansal said...

ye duniya moh-maya pe chalti hai anu.

Bhavana said...

Glad all of ur safe...!!!

Anu Russell said...

Thanks bhavna...and thanks a bunch for visiting.