31 Days of Lessons Learned: Day Twenty Nine
We are but Pawns in Nature’s Game of Chess
We’re coming down to the bitter end of my 31 Day Blog Challenge. I was going to write about what I learned from my seven years in the book industry today, which seemed rather fitting given the news that Penguin and Random House were merging. That kind of took a back burner though when all of the news about Sandy’s destruction started to trickle in. It’s windy as all get out here in Michigan, but I can’t complain considering all of the damage going on to the East of me.
It seems like there’s been a lot of crazy weather occurrences going on lately and we’re just forced to, for lack of a better phrase, weather the storm. For as advanced and civilized as the human race is, all it takes is a storm like this, or the tornado in Dexter this past summer, to show us how really insignificant we truly are.
The one good thing to come out of natural disasters though, is proof of how resilient the human race is. We get knocked down, but we get up again (Chumbawumba reference not intentional). And, when all the chips are down and things look hopeless, we unite and help each other get through trying times.
East Coast friends. It looks bad right now, but just remember that when Sandy finally passes, you’ve got a nation thinking about you and doing what they can to help. No matter how small Mother Nature may make us feel, she’s no match for the drive and resiliency of our people.
Hang in there friends and stay strong!