Time heals what reason cannot...
We finally made it to Fort Myers Beach. It has been reopened
for a while now to the general public. As we drove by, I could
not stop thinking of all the people who lost everything
they had on that day Hurricane Ian struck the island.
This is what you see all the way. Destruction and more destruction.
For some there is nothing to be "picked up" or salvaged.
Many have walked away, and many businesses have moved to
other locations. Yes, the devastation is more than you can
imagine or picture. I was devastated by what I saw.
When I start to feel sorry for myself and to question things
in my life, I try to stop and I imagine what all the people who
have lost everything in Hurricane Ian and in so many others disasters.
I know I have absolutely NOTHING to whine or complain about.
For these families/businesses life as they once knew it is no longer.
Do they give up? No, but the comeback will take a long time.
Arvid and I like most do not spend time thinking about this. That is
unless you are there seeing it. After that it fades from your memory.
Faster for some. For me it was devastating to see and it occupies a part
of my mind. I have so much "baggage" in me. It's no wonder I lose
focus at times as Arvid likes to say. But, it's life and life happens.
For us it's another day. Life is good to us and I am grateful.
They say time heals all wounds. Only, it doesn't. Time dulls
the memory, it creates distance, and provides perspective...