Image by alpoma via FlickrUnrestrictedly, our thoughts of compassion go out to those affected by the whirling twisters in the south of the United States.
Despite our efforts to defeat Mother Nature with technology, She always finds a way to pummel us with Her long, almighty arm.
This blog has written on the subject of natural disasters before. By the way, "disaster" means not being connected to the "stars". Precisely on that point, we have used a bit of sarcasm and irony in our "repartees".
However, when we see it on TV the heartache and pain people experience when they lose the last nail on their houses, we cannot help but feel touched.
We are glad, though, we have not read bible-thumpers and the like, especially as the region is famously/notoriously known for, to have come forward with their tales of fire and brimstone. If they have, we are not particularly keen on learning so.
The good thing, we read in American online sources, is that volunteers are stepping in to help those most afflicted. Community at its best. Nice going, we say!
Capping it off, we would think that building sturdier housing on the well beaten hurricane/twisters path, capable of withstanding the brunt of the storms (this is where the authorities come in), so that folks would be able to preserve that beloved photo they hold dear to their hearts, is an alternative to beating Mother Nature at her own game.