Friday, August 26, 2011

a letter to Hurricane Irene...

Dear Irene,


Geez Louise, someone or something must have really ticked you off for you to be acting as you are; thrashing about and whirling around causing panic, anxiety and disappointment to countless people. It’s not OUR fault you were scorned and left for another. It’s not OUR fault you are PMS’ing and it’s not OUR fault you experienced a bad day!

You know Hurricane Irene, I always heard you catch more flies-- or is it bees with honey? Anyway, you are more likely to get your way when you are nice and pleasant with others; certainly not by creating enormous waves that cause beach erosion to our lovely coastlines. And while we are discussing your outcomes, how about those anticipated downed tree and power lines that will most likely wreak havoc to numerous communities? Just as important Irene, the flooding that may occur as a result of your insidious winds and rains? Is that really what you want? If I were you, I may re-think my behavior at this point in time before it’s too late.

You DO have worthy and valid reasons to be angry--we humans don’t treat planet Earth very respectively. I do understand that because numerous times when I’m really pissed at the world, I desire a good old-fashioned explosive thunderstorm that projects and conveys my feelings of humanity by lashing out with fierceness and intensity. However, I must admit when I long for a tumultuous cloudburst, it doesn’t ruin property OR anyone’s vacation.

You see, that is what I am most furious with. Call me selfish but our vacation at the beach is a time when we get to eliminate worries and struggles of everyday life and just be…be with our family where the peaceful waves and vast beauty invites calm and serenity within. The ocean has a way of settling our insides and brings forth peace of mind to our psyches while encouraging full presence to our surroundings.

Irene, the infinite sands and sea incites refuge from the hustle and bustle of our daily routines and provokes inner harmony with our God and each other. So please understand, this is more than a vacation; it is sanctity.

So in closing Irene, I just felt a need to relay these thoughts to you. If you find it necessary to invoke such fury, please take it out east and release your troubles elsewhere.

Sincerely,

The Spaine family

33 comments:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I concur!!!!

From the Kitchen said...

Oh how I hope she listens to you! Irene, such a serene name for such a potentially destructive lady. Our son and DIL are right in the projected path in New England!!

Best,
Bonnie

Bossy Betty said...

Irene has received your letter and is taking your suggestions under consideration.

You will be notified of her decision at a later date.

Thank you,
Irene's PR Rep.

P.S. I'd wear really sturdy shoes for the next few days.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Amen, Tracy... You tell that ole' mean woman, Irene... (Still don't understand why they just use women's names!!!! Grrrrr)

I seriously hope that Irene doesn't cause too much damage to our beautiful coast line. AND--I hope no lives are lost because people refuse to leave.

Hope you can find something nice to do -although it won't be the beach (unless you go Sunday or Monday).

Hugs,
Betsy

Jeanie said...

You asked so nicely....how can Irene not listen you you?

Angela Felsted said...

I'm worried. Irene looks huge, and it's a taking a track where it will hit us head on and with more force than usual. Hurricanes hardly ever do that.

Old Kitty said...

Please take care and be safe!

x

Amber DaWeenie said...

Be safe.

Mother Nature sure is mad at everyone!

Julie said...

Take care, Tracy. I hope you all will be safe.

Out on the prairie said...

I think you are inland hopefully. I got a NC email this morning in a reply for a place to stay.They had a waterspout in the ocean in front of their prperty a few weeks back, come inland and become a tornado.They say they expect rain, keeping a good attitude.

TexWisGirl said...

oh dear... hope all will be well for your vaca!

Ginny said...

Well, we are in between an earthquake and a hurricane! And still having unsettling aftershocks! Seems like the earth is just getting tired...HEY, I missed your last post, drat! Must not have shown up on my sidebar, a lot of blogs aren't from time to time. And I had been wondering about just what you were up to. So I just checked it out. Is this your story, were you really called for this case?? I think if you would have stayed it would have made you sick...Phil was ordered to a capitol trial a few months ago, but the jury get sent home because they took a plea.

Kay Dennison said...

Be safe!!! Supposedly Irene will be hitting Maine (Where my daughter lives by Sunday!!! I'm praying that she and all my blogging friends on the East Coast are safe!

Happy Days said...

What a terrific letter, however, I doubt she'll pay any heed to it. I believe she has a mind of her own. Hopefully she will start to run out of gas after her S.C. visit. We can only hope! ...debbie Stay out of harms way all you coastal folks!

Daisy said...

So sorry your vacation is being ruined by the hurricane. I know what you mean about the beach being a place of refuge and harmony. I hope Irene heads east and that you can be safe from her destruction.

Wanda's Wings said...

So powerful and destructive.

Jules said...

You know it is a ruse?! Hoarders anonymous wanted to hold their convention on Emerald Isle. :)

Sorry, could not resist. ;) ;)

Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Mamma has spoken said...

For once, and only once, I am glad to not live close to the beach.
Stay safe this week-end.

Lin said...

Oh, I certainly hope all the warnings aren't true. That darn Irene is a doozy. I'm sending prayers for everyone on the coast!

Catherine said...

Sending good thoughts and best wishes that the weather does not create too much havoc. Stay safe Tracy!
xo Catherine

Rita said...

Wonderful post; sending good wishes to all the folks who are in Irenes't path.
Rita

kt said...

We don't get no stinking hurricanes in Southern Missouri. We get STINKING TORNADOS! And they don't even aren't courteous enough to give us a name!...kt

Pat Tillett said...

I'm so happy we don't have to deal with these things where I live. We only have to worry about landslides, wildfires, earthquakes, and apathy...

Debra said...

Hoping that all is well and that you were able to go on your vacation!

Hugs,
Debbie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Been thinking about you for over two weeks now and so sorry it took me until today to come over here.
No one but you could have wrote such a letter to Irene. She certainly deserved every word.
Have missed you. I started up my Blogazine post again so you must do a story and promote your book.
grandmayellowhair@gmail.com
Love ya
Maggie

Donnie said...

It doesn't look like she headed your request...lol...Have a wonderful Labor Day.

CountryDreaming said...

Here's hoping that Irene's bark was worse than her bite in your particular case, in your life and the lives of those you love. My life this year has resembled a whirlwind of one variety or another, be it hurricane or tornado, as a matter of fact. Thank you for asking about me on my blog, it's good to see you again!

kt said...

9/18 - I am posting this on everyone’s blog:
My father has been in and out of the hospital 3 times in the past couple of weeks.
I have not been able to visit each of you as I would have liked.
Today, it looks as if I am going to have to take him in again so don’t expect to see any comments from me for a while longer. I WILL be back as soon as this passes, one way or another. I have several posts that should go up automatically for the next several weeks that I have held in reserve just for this occasion. kt

Nezzy said...

I'm out about just tryin' to catch up on the summer with folks. I sure hope you were spared the violence of Irene sweetie.

God bless and have a terrific day

Rita said...

Hi Tracy. Been a while since you posted; I hope you are OK.
Rita

Teresa Evangeline said...

Hey girl, We miss you.

Nezzy said...

You OK sweetie...missin' ya.

God bless and have a fantastic weekend!!!

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