Tornado

Tornado

My family’s summer vacation home, on a large lake four hours drive from our main home, needs repair.  Last week a tornado tore through our small lane, ripping up trees and tossing them everywhere. Our property was damaged, but our neighbor’s properties suffered worse damage.

Tomorrow I will leave with Mom to go there, assess the damage, and meet with the insurance adjuster. Since we have no internet connection, I will be out of touch for at least five days. I’ll bring back some photographs.

Alhumdullilah that no one was hurt, and that the damage is repairable.

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About Marahm

At first glance, I may appear to be a middle-aged American woman with kids, grandkids, retired from a job in a hospital, gratefully relieved from the responsibilities that come with all of that. Behind the image, which is true enough, I am fairly unhinged from much of American mainstream living, having spent twelve years in Saudi Arabia, years that sprung me from societal and familial impositions of narrow bands of truth. I have learned to embrace my sense of identity as a seeker, an artist, and a writer. I study Arabic and Italian language, because I love them, and I love their people. I still dream of spending more time in the Middle East and Italy, though the dreaming now seems more real than the possibilities. I am a photographer. I write, and sometimes publish, flash memoir, and now a blog or two.
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5 Responses to Tornado

  1. Shahrzad says:

    waw, if you come back with lots of fotos, i can be patient for your not being around for awhile. Miss youuuuu

  2. Solace says:

    Sorry to hear about your house.
    Looking forward to your photos

  3. birdpress says:

    Sorry about the house, and good luck getting things taken care of out there. I hope people are helpful. I’m glad to hear no one was hurt!

  4. Maryam says:

    Alhamdulillah,

  5. Aafke says:

    Sorry to hear about the house, but glad you weren’t there at the time!

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