Monday, March 05, 2012


Normally I would be giddy with joy for the beautiful snowfall we had overnight. This is the first, and very possibly last, real snowfall we’ll have this winter. However, I know that last night’s snowfall has only added to the misery for all the people affected by Friday’s tornadoes. The severity of the damage, and the loss of life, brought back memories of the spring of 1974 when much of Louisville was leveled by a similar outbreak of tornadoes. The awesome power of nature reminds us how little we are in control. It also reminds us of the fragility of life. In 1974, and during Friday’s tornadoes, I was unaffected. Once again I am grateful to have been spared and I feel sadness for all those who homes were destroyed and most of all, for those men, women, and children who lost their lives. Events such as this should remind all of us to cherish life, cherish those we love, and to always be grateful for all the good things we have and for all the bad things we don’t have.

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