Right now, our third Noreaster in 10 days is bearing down on us. It feels a little like nature mimicking life. Things have been dire in a way that's been stretching everything far beyond their capacity. I've had to learn some new survival skills over the last week... like how to pack my washing machine with snow for emergency refrigeration, and how to file a fraud report when your bank account is hacked, how to make a 911 call from a cell phone at 3am when a car crashes outside your window, and how to make a giant pot of meaty chili that's also half vegetarian for my dear friends who lost their husband/dad two days ago.
Amidst the damage control and losses everything feels a bit surreal, as if any minute I''l hear a voice-over say... "and now back to your regular scheduled program.", and everything is right in the world again. But I know this is just life.
What is keeping me anchored are three things:
Motherhood. Deep in the trenches of care taking and cozy homemaking like our life depends on it, because it sort of does. Please don't let us lose power and heat again, during this storm! I'm baking cookies for breakfast just in case.
My creative work. Hours under blankets and making shit happen that will have a positive impact on this world that feels like chaos and destruction right now. The fire of purpose is fierce and bright under all this snow and grief.
Friends and family and YOU. Connection really is everything right now. Maybe it's the only thing that truly matters. And there's also nothing like impending doom to bring people together at their best.
Love going out, today, to anyone who needs it <3 I'll see you on the other side.