Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Hurricane is Coming

Hurricane sandyHurricane Sandy is making its way to my hometown and it looks like it will come quite strongly. The storm will come in a torrent, flooding the streets and blowing the trees. There's no telling what it might mean so we'll only have to wait and see what will come to use right now. Now I do not have school tomorrow or Tuesday. The hurricane very well may do what it did last year, but it looks like this time it will be even worse. I feel deja vu more strongly than I ever have before. 

I feel sick. I keep thinking about it and thinking about it and thinking about it. I have a suitcase packed in my room in case I have to evacuate of my most prized possessions and a plan to get out if I have to. We're not even by the shore so we'll probably be fine but... I still can't help but wonder what will happen if things are bad enough. My anxiety is going off like a broken alarm clock even though I haven't had any anxiety attacks so far.

I don't know why I am so nervous but I am. This looks like this will be Hurricane Irene and the Virginia disaster combined. We have a generator, of course, but still... People have their trash bags on the street right now (stupid) so there will be trash everywhere. All of the leaves on the trees will be blown right off of the tree and the trees might even be knocked over and uprooted. My shore house might be flooded, if it's even there at all. The whole idea of it makes me sick to my stomach. I keep imagining all of these terrible things that might happen to us. 

I also can't help but think of the bigger picture. Why has the temperature been so erratic? Last year it snowed and this year, it's only a little chilly. There have been so many different natural disasters too. I know what it all adds up to and it scares the hell out of me. I'm wondering how long this earth will last before we ruin it all (because yeah, it's not like we've been doing nothing about it but we're producing pollution like crazy and humans have been breeding like rabbits). Heck maybe the apocalypse of the Mayan calendar will come in 2050 or earlier.

On the bright side, I'll probably have some time to read (being as electricity will be limited, I probably won't spend most of my time on the computer like I usually do) and some time to bond with my family. I also have time to touch up the science project that was due Monday. The two days that I have off will probably give me a much needed break. Also, I'll probably get some really awesome pictures (with a window separating Sandy and I).

Hurricane Sandy is, needless to say, just another thing that is bring out my neurosis and strange thoughts. Sometimes, I wish that I could be like everyone else and just so calm and collected like they are. Yet I am not.

It doesn't matter what I do or say because it will come anyway. As I write this, Hurricane Sandy is winding its way towards me... as well as everything that I know. How can I not be freaked out by that?

When I was little and it was Christmas Eve, I would fanatically follow Santa Tracker. This is almost like that except it's the hurricane.

Hurricane Sandy is coming to town. 

1 comment:

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours! I hope you all come through this perfectly fine, and with some excellent pictures to post. I'm lucky...I'm in Kentucky and my area will get the remnants of Sandy...nothing more than high winds and some rain/snow. It sounds like you all are well fingers are crossed that it's unnecessary.