On Tornadoes

Furniture troubles don’t seem nearly so bad when you find out the house of some friends was torn up by a tornado and they aren’t even allowed on their own street yet.

Thank god they’re okay. When it comes down to it, that’s what really matters.

When I was 16 I got a phone call one early Sunday morning telling me that two of my best friends were dead. I can feel an echo of that reaction pounding in my chest, that sense that in just a moment, something unforeseen can change… everything.

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4 comments on “On Tornadoes
  1. Thallian says:

    Sometimes the grass seems greener on your own side… actually. 🙂 We once had our house surrounded by 4 tornadoes and none of them hit us, that was when we lived in Colorado near Denver. We have pictures.. honest.

    p.s. I’m doing vote/contest on my blog of bloggers’ favorite game for 2008, closing at the end of this month. Then I’ll post the results and/or send them to you also if you would like.
    Please come vote, I think this could be fun to find out what the blogosphere thinks, and see which game wins 🙂 and if you like any posts directing people to come vote are also welcome.

    My blog is http://thallians.blogspot.com/ of course.

  2. Melissa says:

    I’m glad that your friends are okay, even if their house isn’t. It’s terribly crass to throw a meme tag on this post, but there it is. When you feel up to it.

  3. heather says:

    Thallian: Wow. 4, and no hit? That’s some good luck!

    Melissa: I’ll drop by and take a gander at the meme soon!

  4. Cian says:

    Well, it looks like we will get a new house out of it. Now we just have to find one we can get into by next Wednesday….

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