Once more it is June. Again. And again I embark upon that epic effort of daily blogging, take three, wherein I call upon myself for a kind of rambling focus, picking from a list of daily topics, and with neither planning nor advance writing, strive to pepper this blog with the free-thought, free-writing wonder that is another one of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be:
It’s been an interesting day, and it was a tough sort of thing to come up with the exact sort of post that said the exact opposite thing of the spirit of the topic I was supposed to write.
The real topic is something I DON’T want to experience, and that something is what is going on in the city to the south of us, the city where I was visiting just a week ago as I write this, and the city where many friends and family currently live.
I don’t want to experience the kind of disaster that flushes away my home in a rush of blind torrents of water.
I don’t want to experience being evacuated in the middle of the night and sent to an evacuation centre.
I don’t want to experience the anxiety and frustration of explaining something so unexplainable to my daughter who would “get it” just enough to not want to experience it either, but never really enough to understand it.
I don’t want to watch a highway wash out from under my car.
I don’t want to see my city flooded.
I do want to experience this: being exactly where I am right now, safe, dry, and able to be thankful that I’m not experiencing these things tonight. Our thoughts are with you.
Pictured: Calgary and other Southern Alberta locations, photographs collected from various places on the internet, including the middle one of the river which was taken by my brother earlier today.