Dawkins once said:

“We take so much for granted.

We have become anesthetized

by the familiarity of what’s around us.”


Near a mighty hurricane

Vast, surging and frenetic

Comparable slightly to the pain

Felt from an ineffective anesthetic.


I am not making light of the devastation left in the wake of mother nature.

I endeavor to illustrate that life can serve up the unexpected, the tragic.

At any time.

And it makes me grateful for the good things.