A Must Read if You Are Waiting for Hurricane Sandy
Preface / IntroductionElizabeth English CALL NOW For your FREE INTERNET MARKETING CONSULTATION!Waiting for your call 24/7 - 315-668-1591 or Skype - lizenglish18I am sending this article about Hurricane Irene, because waiting for Hurricane Sandy is exactly thesame. Please READ very carefully and Pay Attention to the Warnings.
Table of Contents1. The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind, the answer is blowin in the wind. Waiting forHurricane Irene in Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 28, 2011.
A Must Read if You Are Waiting for Hurricane SandyThe answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind, the answer isblowin in the wind. Waiting for Hurricane Irene inCambridge, Massachusetts, August 28, 2011.By Dr. Jeffrey LantAuthors program note. Whether it is because of the unsettling information we have received minuteby minute over the last few days; whether it is because of the ominous predictions of so manyknowledgeable authorities; whether it is because it is just 5:48 a.m. and it is still pitch black, themoment of the day when night fights its ouster and will not cede to the light, I cannot say... but thisis a moment of apprehension, disquiet...even dread.This is the moment we remember the power of a Nature we so often forget and so regularly outrage.Now this Nature has reminded us of where true power resides... and of what it means when we talkof an "act of God."For now, this very minute, amongst the treasures and securities of my comfortable life, I await theadvent of the manifestation of unrelenting power, a force capable of disrupting this cherished life inan instant, leaving me, and millions like me, bereft, shocked, lamenting.This is the tale of an act of God, called Irene by mankind; this is the tale of one man in storms path,waiting, waiting, every daily occupation and thought now set aside while we await the capriciousjudgement of this mighty storm.We ask ourselves and carefully scan our multitude of information sources for answers to theseinsistent queries:When will it hit?Where will it hit?How long will it punish us?What will it take... what will it leave?These are the questions of the hour... and we have only the fallible devices of challenged mankind toanswer them... and so "the answer is blowin in the wind..." Thus I selected "Blowin in the Wind" fortodays background music. You can easily find it in any search engine. Find it now and listencarefully.Written by Bob Dylan in 1962, it became the anthem of a restless generation... which wantedanswers... and got none. Now I want answers, too, and renewed securities and peace of mind.... Butnone but God Himself could reassure me at this moment when even the coolest hand of all cravesconfidence to be reinforced, restored.6:25 a.m., first light.From the window of my study I look out upon the usual early day scene. There is rain in the air...and a light breeze blows the still-green leaves, not yet touched by an autumn now just days away. Itis quiet now... no living soul to be seen. This is my world... and at this moment no man alive couldsay what its condition will be just hours away. But we know, in every fibre, that what is present nowwill somehow be different, great or small; storms, even as they weaken, make sure of that.6:48 a.m.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 4 of 7
A Must Read if You Are Waiting for Hurricane SandyLike millions I scan the news services, not so much for a history of this storms destructiveness as forclues and prognostications of what my future holds in the hours ahead. Fallible though even thegreatest storm authorities can be, I nonetheless examine their predictions with care; my life, myfuture, perhaps my very existence on this planet is here foreshadowed. Whether the news beintoxicatingly good or the very worst it could be, I must know...While scanning my sources, gleaning every fact, I note the condition of my dining room; my stormcommand center. There are crumbs on floor and table, this room with its historic paintings on thewall not as pristine and well ordered as usual.... and theres the open pizza box, a certain sign thatlast nights meal was eaten in a rush, gulped down while listening to the latest storm coverage.People facing grave disruption, even extinction do not concern themselves with dirty dishes andwayward crumbs. They have graver issues at hand than where crumbs have fallen and what to dowith last nights congealed remains. Normality is when these matters regain our notice with broomand dust pan at the ready. What seizes my attention now is battlefield intelligence from this fast-moving war zone.9 of my fellow humans, quick and alive just hours ago, now dead. Irene has cost them everythingwhile robbing us of the necessary time and mental state essential for mourning. For now, the deadmust take care of the dead; the living have other priorities.Item: Millions of people from first battered North Carolina north have "at this hour" (as only t.v.newscasters ever say) no electricity... Its loss drives home their vulnerability and submission to thestorm. To be without power is to lose the vital moorings of life. To lose power is to be removed atan instant from every essential service of the 21st century. We feel its loss keenly, for the loss ofpower is crippling, humbling, demoting us in an instant to the primitive realities of our ancestorswho lived with the reality that it is better to light just one little candle than curse the darkness. Doyou have your candle ready for just this moment? I do...8:01 a.m.The news reports are coming in thick and fast now as sleepy journalists file the days first reports.Outside the windows the trees now bend low before a wind not so gentle as before. The light ofearly Sunday morning is greyer now and obscured by the rain, now heavier, harder falling. Is this aworrisome portent of what we may expect as Irene moves toward us... or is it but the kind of stormthat irritates and inconveniences but does not disrupt or kill?While I wonder, the great cities of the Eastern seaboard are shuttered, quiet, watchful; its inhabitantschary, anxious, hopeful that they and their world will survive intact, this incident to be forgotten, notthe day of dread remembrance which may still be their fate. They cannot know if their roofs willhold, they cannot know if they will suffer and lose all; they cannot know if dear friends andneighbors will die. And they cannot know in these hours before impact if they will live... or benothing more than a statistic, dead, so brought to oblivion by Irenes thoughtless puissance.Its winds now 115 miles per hour.Its wingspan 500 miles.Frothing the sea with waves of 7 feet.And the most important statistic of all: 65,00,000 million people directly impacted, prisoners of aremorseless presence, disregarding the people of this land, their lives and occupations. Storms carenothing for these; their movements, their actions; in everything they do explicable only tothemselves and answerable to none.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 5 of 7
A Must Read if You Are Waiting for Hurricane Sandy8:30 a.m.Darkness now covers the land, the day now awash in heavy rain from a darkening sky. Except for afew daredevils, impacted humanity is now inside, hopeful, a nervous prayer on their lips and quietwords to God for deliverance. My shutters are beating now against the glass... the chandelier abovemy head has now flickered and flickered again. Thus does the great storm announce its movementsand threaten our already threatened equilibrium.It is said that there are no atheists in a fox hole. Neither do such disbelievers abide in storm zonesand catastrophes. In such times prayers come as easily as breathing. As the stormy sea rises, as theseas rush in to threaten and drown our realities, this is my prayer, for myself and my beleagueredfellow travelers now facing the fate that great Irene carries through the surges for us all:"O Eternal Lord God, who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging of the seas, receiveinto your protection all those who go down to the sea in ships and occupy their business on the greatwaters. Preserve them both in body and soul, prosper their labors with good success, in all times ofdanger, be their defense, and bring them to the haven where they would be, through Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen."Let God hear this our prayer for we are all mariners today, threatened by Irenes great wind, roilingthe seas around us... and so now we wait... prepare... and pray,, our Lord our sure redeemer now andforever.http://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 6 of 7
A Must Read if You Are Waiting for Hurricane SandyResourceAbout the Author Harvard-educated Dr. Jeffrey Lant is CEO of Worldprofit, Inc., providing a widerange of online services for small and-home based businesses.Republished with authors permission by Elizabeth English http://LizsWorldprofit.com.A Solution For the 98% Who Do Not Profit Online - http://tiny.cc/71humwhttp://www.LizsWorldprofit.com Copyright Elizabeth English - 2012 7 of 7