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“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”
~Barbara Bloom

Last night after I got home from work (ending up being a 15 hours day) I was a bit overtired so I decided to turn the TV on. I came upon Anderson Cooper’s 360. I’d always wanted to watch it but hadn’t as of yet. Figured now was as good as time as any to start. I soon remember why it is I don’t want news programs. Had nothing at all to do with him, he’s definitely easy on the eyes. The problem was the featured all the flooding in the midwest. I’m not trying to sound ignorant here and it’s not that I don’t want to hear it it’s just that it made me SO depressed. I felt so bad and just reminded me of how quickly we can lose what we hold dear and close to us. No one is immune, myself included. I started thinking about all the things that could happen here where I live. All these darn trees around me could come down during some nasty hurricane and crash into my house. I’ve had my basement flooded a few times before and it could happen again only worse with some freak occurance from mother nature as we’ve seen elsewhere. This is what was on my mind last night as I drifted off into slumber land. Lucky for me I don’t recall any horrible dreams. I did wake with that awful feeling of sadness for all those people who are affected by the floods. My thoughts and prayers are with you .