Friday, September 12, 2008

Dear Ike, Please leave my friends alone.

The biggest effect (should this be affect? I'm not sure) this blog has had on my life was the most unexpected. Because of the time I spend here, I now have slivers of my heart spread across North America, and even the world. People, friends, whose faces I have only gazed on two-dimensionally. Their words, funny, and heartbreaking, silly and sarcastic, introspective and mundane have carved a place in me. And I now care about you all in a way that must seem disproportionate.

As I result, I watch Ike looming with even more anxiety. With a hand clenched around my stomach that now feels personal. Worrying about homes I have never seen and people I think I know. If you are being affected by this storm, please know that my heart is with you, my prayers are for you, and I wish, desperately there was something I could do.

But, please, please keep yourself safe. This world, my world, would be a little dimmer without you.

7 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

I so know what you mean that you have slivers of your heart all over the place. Praying for them also.

Kathryn said...

I'm praying too.

painted maypole said...

oh, yes

the dragonfly said...

Yes, the Little Mister and I pray every night that our friends all over the world will be safe..

Karen said...

amen, in every way.

Madge said...

I know exactly what you mean. I worry about people all over the country now...

Beck said...

I know. and that is the bad thing about blogging for me - suddenly I care deeply about these people who are so wistfully far away.