Sandy Comes to TC

Having lived in Miami when a tropical storm stalled, dumping about twenty inches of rain in less than six hours, I truly sympathize with those who are dealing with Sandy’s aftermath on the east coast. Thankfully, our ground-floor apartment happened to be in a high spot (a true rarity in Miami), and we did not flood, but we did lose a car to the widespread disaster, and we did witness its impact on the city. However, we did not have to deal with any cold temperatures, and so my heart is with those of you who are putting your lives back in order.

The thing about life, though, is that even when devastation is occurring in one place, elation occurs elsewhere. When you’re on the side that’s falling apart, it surely doesn’t seem fair, but we all know that cliché about life and its unfairness. And probably also the one about changing the things we can control and letting go the ones we can’t. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

My blogging friend Carol regularly participates in the weekly photo challenges from The Daily Post, and I’ve been thinking about playing along. Then, just a couple of days ago, Jess joined in the fun. What can I say? I’m a follower 😉

This week’s challenge was silhouette. For each entry, you’re supposed to step up to the challenge and snap a new photograph. This is my first challenge, so I’m bending the rules a bit, but only because I’m lazy I find this picture compelling and it matches the Halloween season so well. Continue reading