Okay, now I got your attention. Why did I choose the title Looking from up above. Well, there are many reasons. This week, we had a very rare occasion happening close to my house… an F0 tornado touched down. There was some damage, several trees went down, patio furniture strewn all over, thankfully no injuries or deaths. Are we truly prepared for natural disasters like this? Some yes, some no.
Then we have increase of solar flares, yes it has happened before, but what if one is so extreme that it fries up our power grid where we can be without power for weeks if not months? We are so dependable on the power for everything, that many will just lose control! They are not prepared, they do not have any survival skills to just go back to basic. Remember even gas pumps would not work! And you just can’t go to the ATM machine to get money out! So what do you do?
Then, another recent event, the shooting in Colorado at the theater opening or Dark Knight. Senseless, no reason for the shooting. Innocent lives just taken away instantly for being at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Now, I know, some will say, “well, their number was up” Okay, okay, yes, you may be right, looking like the factor from the Final Destination movie series there. But come on, those innocent ones did not for one moment when they got up this morning that it was their last day right? Would you?
So, imagine yourself, up on the clouds or treelines and looking down below… what do you see? What energy do you feel? What can we do as individuals make a change to all of this? This is just not a weird world we live right now, but a sad world. Even the economic upheaval has many shaking their heads.
So, today, I ponder, but most of all, it is time for all of us, each individual, to prepare, to think outside the box, and each make a step towards helping one another in a loving, peaceful way. It is time for us to get back to the basic, the simple life.