|The kids couldn't wait for the wind and the rain to pass so they could get outside|
I remember a flash flood hitting Brisbane a few years ago, and our little family had to pull out our candles and sit around in the dark with the guitar, sing and talk. There was something magical about this moment. Yes the electricity was out, we couldn't travel anywhere, but we had each other, and it was fun.
|She needs to thank her mama|
We had no where to rush to, the schools had been closed down. work was out, and where ever we were we needed at that moment, no longer had any precedence. We didn't need to be anywhere, we were where we was. Standing in front of each other, talking to each other, and listening, nodding, laughing......like we have generations and generations before us. These moments just feel right.
|Seeing what we can do with our food|
I don't ignore the fact that the SES and other agencies were hard at work to get things rolling again for the sake of normality in the 21st century, but maybe a storm now and then is needed to ensure that we recognise our pathetic reliance on electricity. And acknowledge our necessity for person to person connection to ensure the cable of community is still our power point.