The last two nights here in the Danbury, CT have been beautiful.
Friday evening, we watched a strong lightening and thunder storm that lasted over an hour. The winds were really howling. My wife and I sat in chairs in our back yard and watched nature perform is best fireworks display! The sound, the lights and even the 'feel' of the air was exciting.
Then last night, we had so many stars, so clear, we felt we could almost reached up and grab one. We took a golf cart ride around our community, up and around the golf course and then down to the beach. The water was sparkling from all the stars in the sky.
So peaceful and so alive.
Later on that evening, I continued reading the book Great Hurricane 1938, by Cherie Burns. I love books about nature, but this one even more since it was talking about a tragic storm that hit Long Island .
( where I grew up) parts of Connecticut (where I now live) and Rhode Island (we we vacationed so many times)
The book chronicled the events leading up to the great hurricane of 1938 and the impacts it had on so many families. I was amazed as to how little media coverage was back then and because of this, so many people lost their lives. Over 700 people were killed in that Hurricane (which was a Category 5) Up until I started to read this book, I never even knew about this disaster. Part of the reason was that on Sept 19th, 1938, was the same time that Hitler and his troops invaded Czechoslovakia
Reading this book, seeing how in a matter of minutes, a person's life can be taken, how an entire family can be destroyed, or how everything someone owned could be gone in a blink of the eye.
During that tragic time, there were so many stories about courage and faith. Hhow being faced with the evils of nature . the loss of family, land, but still refusing to give up.
So much more....
While reading the book, I just kept saying to myself, how lucky I am to be alive.
Life is something we should always cherish, you never know when it can be taken away.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences