I left class a about 9:30 Tuesday morning only to see wicked storms slinking off in the distance. There was a lot of rotation here and there. I didn't think about where they were going. I was thinking about my work day ahead, and my upcoming test and going to Dallas this weekend and my usual thought process that helps me make it through my too-many-irons-in-the-fire routine.
So, sitting at a stop light after afternoon class session and before going to Yoga, I saw an email on my phone from a friend saying she was glad I was not in Dallas any more, considering all those tornadoes.
All my close family are still in Dallas.
Called my sister and all are well in my family. I saw something that said no casualties, but about 300 homes destroyed. I thought I'll bet SOMEONE was home at the time. :( And all those dear pets in those houses...
I hope the observation of low casualties remains true. I harbor no delusions about the region where I live. Some places have earthquakes, some have volcanoes. Islands have tsunami. This place gets tornadoes. No place is perfect. I think every day how precious and how fragile life is. It is important to appreciate your life and your loved ones, and not to take for granted that you will always have them. We are not guaranteed a tomorrow that won't change our lives forever.
Come to that, we are not guaranteed a tomorrow. Live today.