Saturday, August 27, 2011

Irene


Last night and the night before, the sky was purple at sunset. Truly purple! Wow.

I'm working all day today, a good thing for my bank account as well as great for clients, all of whom live in the 'hood so there won't be any crazy driving through the hurricane situations. They will put on their REI raincoats and dash around the corner to the chateau, arrive damp perhaps, but ready to get on the table. Believe me, there is nothing better than receiving massage while the rain lashes and the wind whips around outside. It is fantastically soothing.

When a monster storm is on the move, headed in my direction, it's hard to focus on anything else with the exception that I love to work when it's stormy. Maybe it's because we humans are essentially stormy beings - metaphorically at least. There is a nice symmetry to working out muscular kinks and knots (the result of internal storminess) while lightning cracks and thunder booms outside. It's so right.

Late tonight is supposed to be the worst of it, "only" tropical storm force winds and rain is forecast for the District. It will be one hell of a storm, but nothing compared to what those on the coast are dealing with. Whew.

Visualizing (as suggested by a friend) the East Coast in a shiny coat of armour today and tomorrow. May all beings be safe. Maybe it be so. Shalom.


Am I the only person who sees the face in the clouds above my head?

17 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

We get crazy colorful sunsets here in Arizona, just full of color - but I don't think I've seen one just solid purple like that. Beautiful.

Reya Mellicker said...

Crazy! I've never seen skies like that before.

Whitney Lee said...

The skies are beautiful. I have watched the weather channel and am praying it isn't as awful as they are predicting. I'm hoping people and their pets are actually heading west.
We're actually a bit west of where the wind and rain are expected, for which I'm thankful. I like the visualization-I'm going to do that myself.
Take care!

janis said...

well, as lovely as the purple sky is...that would completely freak me out!
Prayers for you & all to be safe & weather this storm.

Jinksy said...

Earthquakes and storms all in one week? Goodness gracious me...
may all be well...

blonderthanyou said...

i love working during a storm too... the idea of humans as stormy creatures seems right...and oddly comforting ..xoxo

Steve Reed said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for DC and New York, and everyone in between! That purple sky is so interesting!

Washington Cube said...

~~~Purple rain, purple rain~~~

I've done all my preparedness for the past several days. I had to cancel a luncheon with a friend. She's doing double time in an OR. My last trip out this a.m.--earlier things were calm, but by 11people were getting into crazed, panic mode so glad to be in.

Enjoy the flow, Reya. I've got friends in SF this afternoon checking in and telling me their earthquake stories. "...back in 1989...."

Reya Mellicker said...

Janis have I mentioned recently that I adore you? Yeah those purple skies WERE freaky.

Reya Mellicker said...

Janis have I mentioned recently that I adore you? Yeah those purple skies WERE freaky.

Pauline said...

what an amazing color! stay safe in the storm!

Gary said...

I am full on antici.....pation. I feel like I am just waiting. Odd. Hope it all passes without incident.

Reya Mellicker said...

Gary yes, that sense of prolonged anticipation is so weird! I grew up in the midwest with tornadoes that form suddenly and are over with in five minutes. Hurricanes are such different storms.

steven said...

be safe reya. steven

Gemel said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely...

Mary said...

have been thinking of you - moping you are all right

Kerry said...

I see a big puffy cat-face up there, looking down on the mice below...hide!