I remember observing the moon on its full moon night, a couple of days after the tornado hit the Raleigh area, and noticed how still and quite the sky was. Next to the moon, I noticed a criss-crossing of clouds, illuminated by the moon's brilliance. Were the clouds serving as a tribute to those who recently lost their lives? Whatever their purpose, I paused for a moment to reflect... Sometimes there really is no rhyme or reason for how the events in our lives unfold; however, how we respond in those moments of great happiness or sadness can define us. I only hope that when faced with such circumstances, ambivalence is not an acceptable option.
If you'd like to learn how you can help those who have been tragically affected by the recent tornado in North Carolina, please visit the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund website. You can also visit the American Red Cross website to help with all disaster relief efforts.
"No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow."