Thursday, August 23, 2007

'Tis the Season

Hurricane season has arrived and as we are coming upon the second anniversary of one of the most destructive hurricanes in recent years, I think it fitting we take a few moments to remember the victims of Hurricane Katrina. During this time, we should also reach out and help wherever we can. There are many organizations out there that prepare in advance for disasters like hurricanes. UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and the American Red Cross are just two examples of such organizations. Funds donated are used exclusively for the intended purpose of extending aid to victims, so please visit their websites to find out how you can help.

Now for your reflection:


Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On


I bought a cheap watch from the crazy man
Floating down Canal
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And if I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe in breathe out move on

And it rained
It was nothing really new
And it blew
We’ve seen all that before
And it poured
The earth began to strain
Ponchartrain
Leaking through the door
Tides at war

If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead
It will make you strong
Don’t try to explain just nod your head
Breathe in breathe out move on

And it rained
It was nothing really new
And it blew
We’ve seen all that before
And it poured
The earth began to strain
Ponchartrain
Buried the Ninth Ward
To the second floor

According to my watch the time is now
The past is dead and gone
Don’t try to shake it just nod your head
Breathe in breathe out move on
Don’t try to explain it just bow your head
Breathe in breathe out move on


(Jimmy Buffett/Matt Betton)

2 comments:

Art said...

I can't beleive it's been almost two years... incredible!

Vicki said...

It is hard to believe that it's been almost two years since Katrina. Hopefully we've learned many lessons from that tragedy.

It's hard for me to believe that it's been three years since Central Florida was hit by our triplets, Charley, Francis, and Jeanne. There are still visible signs all around us - blue, tarp-covered roofs, trees that are all leaning the same direction, massive uprooted trees still all around, and so on. I do not want to go through that again.