Hurricane Charlie


To think, there was a time in the past when my home was actually a place of solitude, a veritable utopia of serenity.  I would travel home from work and find nothing but peace, pleasurable silence and often a warm welcome.  Then things changed, not too long ago in the past.  Was it just days ago or longer?  The Hurricane hit and home has never been the same again.  The structure survives, at least for now, but you would be advised on great caution if you attempt to enter.  There are items strewn everywhere, furniture out of place, paper debris scattered all about, on the floor, on the counter tops, plastered to the walls.

Charlie stormed into our lives and turned it all upside down.  I stand in awe sometimes, taking it all in.  If you saw me you might think I was in shock, but that passed a long time ago.  I usually cope with things like this with a bit of humor, so I’ve started to refer to the event as the Great Upheaval.  Still, its hard to comprehend the magnitude of the maelstroms destruction.  It takes time to appreciate it all.   Betsy tells me the snap out of it.  That’s just the way children are.

Oh, you thought I was talking about the other Hurricane Charley?  No, this one only struck the west coast, in the general vicinity of my house.

But I digress

Matt

Comments (7)

  1. Brian says:

    I know it’s just humor and not to be a jerk, but that’s really in poor taste. I’ve lived all my life on the gulf coast and seen hurricanes rip homes apart from the roof down, throw steel through trees and take power from an area for weeks at a time. You have a lot of readers and you should think twice before posting something like this that makes light of the situation. I know you meant no disrespect but proximity is key in journalism and people are still picking up the pieces of their lives right now.

  2. my dad was on a ship only miles from the huricane. he felt the waves but he pits those who caugt the full force.

  3. Alma Thomas says:

    I am looking for information on Hurricane Charlie on August 17, 1951. Can you please direct me to a website, where I could find it.

    Thanks

    Alma

  4. laura says:

    hurricane charlie was one of the worlds most deadliest hurricanes and many people lost lives and homes to it and i justwant to say sorry to those people for what they went through no one deserves that

  5. anna says:

    i feel very sorry 4 u and wish i could help.

  6. Rick says:

    Staring at Hurricane Frances your comments bring home reality. Tks

  7. Matt says:

    Thanks for all the positive feedback! (sigh) This is why I find it hard to get out of bed in the morning.