The Apocalypse or an overly heightened sense of imagination?
As someone who reads a lot of apocalyptic, end of the world type books, I am currently feeling a bit on edge.
The weather at the moment, here in the state of New South Wales (Australia), lends itself to an apocalyptic novel.
In my town we are experiencing storms, heavy rain and freezing temperatures.
It is late in November and just a few days ago we were enjoying pleasant nearly summer temperatures of mid to high 20 degrees celsius. Yesterday and today we are lucky to get into double digits. Currently it’s 7 degrees.
Did I mention it’s cold here? People are lighting their fires, switching their air conditioners back to warm and snow has fallen less than an hours drive away from where I live. (The photo below isn’t a recent one but demonstrates my point).
Then just a few hours north there are bushfires raging – yes and it’s hot and incredibly windy there. People are struggling to save property and lives.
Added to all this is a huge dust storm blowing in from the west, with people being warned to take care, especially those with respiratory issues.
As I sit here all bundled up feeling miserable, I do feel for those in danger. This photo shows how I feel 😦
It just got personal
I also feel for my daughter who had her late night flight cancelled at the last minute, which means her plans to attend her best friend’s wedding as bridesmaid is up in the air*; her plans to meet and spend time with her sister and meet her new little niece in a relaxed time frame may not happen; her plans to enjoy coming home for the first time in ages are in jeopardy and the plans of a mother to enjoy a family weekend are now looking a bit unlikely but not entirely out of the question.
And no I’m not being overly dramatic here folks, I’m stating the facts.
And if I can’t share this with you my blogging friends and family, who can I share it with?
So here’s hoping the day gets better,
that my daughter’s rescheduled flight arrives on time,
that the weather clears for the wedding tomorrow,
that the rain we have here goes to where it’s needed,
that the dust storm blows itself out.
And that it isn’t actually the end of the world – I’m not quite ready for that just yet.
I think I’ll just go for a walk in the rain.
To answer my own question – perhaps I am, maybe, being a bit overly dramatic!
*Sorry not sorry for that one, at least I haven’t lost my sense of humour.
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