Saturday, November 03, 2012

A human need

Pic from FB

There was a time, a long time ago, when I was caught in a huge storm.  The rain beat down so angrily on my windscreen and I could barely see the road.  The wipers couldn't clear the raindrops fast enough.  It took sheer determination not to pull over by the side of the road and park because my house was just around the corner.  

When I got home, I was glad to see the garden gate open (ahhh those days when it was still safe to do that), drove under the carport (open garage) and sat for awhile.  The wind howled and it seemed like the storm was just over me.  

When the thunder and lightning passed, I took that chance to run into the house with just enough time before the next rumble and flash of light in the dark sky.

Once I locked the door behind me, glad to be home, I realised that there was no one who would wonder if I got home safely that day.  I still remember that sad moment.

Hurricane Sandy triggered this memory and I wonder about all the people who have no one to worry where they are when they don't come home at night.

Now when I'm missing on Facebook, I have people worrying about me.  :)


  1. Yes, you do - in response to the FB comment.

    Yes, I have often wondered the same thing - but this isn't brought on my the Sandy.

    I have a sister who lives alone, and some friends - and I've often wondered: who'll know if they're home? Like on CSI, when they ask, 'How long has she been missing?' - I wonder who'd even know!

    And then I think: I am blessed. And so are you.

    1. Yes, on FB, people miss me since I'm so active there. :)

      Yes, again, about the being blessed part. :D

  2. A sobering thought but true. It's good to keep a lifeline of friends,then perhaps someone is thinking of us:)

    1. It is a sobering thought when you think about being alone and there is no one who is worried about you. :/