Tuesday, October 30, 2012

EXULTATION IS THE GOING OF THE INLAND SOUL TO SEA: HURRICANE SANDY

HAMPTON BEACH, NH
Jim Cole/AP
Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea,
Past the houses -- past the headlands -- 
Into deep Eternity -- 

Bred as we, among the mountains, 
Can the sailor understand 
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?

--Emily Dickinson

2 comments:

  1. Yesterday was a scary day here in New England. I guess I'm more an inlander at heart. After hearing all my grandfather's stories about the 1938 and 1955 hurricanes, I've never taken these kinds of storms lightly -- though the raw power and glory of a storm's fury can be breathtaking.

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  2. Went through Sandy in Cape May. Kinda Scary..our first official "direct hit" ....I can tell you most of us stayed. We're "locals". Our priest said Mass and my 1 month old grandson was baptized on Sunday afternoon, after "mandatory" evacuations. My daughter is a doctor, this was her only weekend off...she basically said, "come hell or high water, my son is getting baptized," and he was. The whole family turned out, and we celebrated afterward in a boarded up house on the bay. My prayers to everyone affected by the storm.

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