A pluviophile awaits hurricanes and flooding with mixed feelings. She welcomes the rain and the gray skies but cannot, in good conscience, welcome the power outages, flooded houses, and closed roads.
Hurricane Harvey has made landfall, and from what I understand, Corpus Christi and Rockport are suffering from the devastation. But here in our Houston neighborhood, all we've encountered is a power outage and excessive amounts of self-doubt: have we done what we could to prepare? Should we eat any non-perishable food or save that for another power outage that might come later? How long will a hard-boiled egg last if left out on the counter? Should we check the news every thirty minutes or stop before we get obsessive?
In the meantime, the House Sparrows are going crazy on the feeder and the hummingbirds are having a good day. From the predictions, this could be just the calm before the storm. I guess we'll find out soon enough!
To conclude, here's a nice hurricane quote: "Just as not all butterflies produce a hurricane, not all outbreaks of bubonic plague produce a Renaissance." - Eric Weiner, The Geography of Genius.