Having watched films like The Day After Tomorrowand 2012, it’s horrible to think that art can, to a certain extent, imitate life and that certainly seems to be the case as Hurricane Sandy wreaks havoc across areas of America’s east coast.
The incidence of devastating earthquakes tsunamis, floods, storms and other weather extremes seems to have increased over recent years and perhaps the scariest thing is that despite mankind’s lengthy list of incredible technical advances, if Nature decides to flex her muscles, we are essentially powerless.
The pictures and videos are shocking, but it can be nothing in comparison with the fear created by the reality. Lives have been lost and that is just such a tragedy, but even for those who survive the worst of the effects of Hurricane Sandy, homes and possessions will have been lost or damaged and lives will somehow have to be rebuilt...
The strength of the human spirit is often seen in moments of the greatest adversity, but events such as Hurricane Sandy and some of the other natural disasters to have befallen our planet are just a horrible way for that strength to be tested.
My thoughts are with everyone in an eerily dark New York, New Jersey and all the other areas affected by the storm... I hope you stay safe and that the worst will soon be over.
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