General · January

Before the Storm

A big snowstorm was predicted yesterday for Colorado.   In preparation, I joined the masses of people who flocked to the grocery store in anticipation of being holed-up for endless days without the storm necessities like bread, milk, and chocolate.  🙂

It was 1:30 on a Thursday afternoon and the grocery store parking lot was nearly full.  Silly me.   I thought I was the only one who had lost my job and was thus “free” on a weekday to grocery shop.  I’d hate to think that so many other people are out of work, too.  Maybe these folks are all just independently wealthy.  I’d like to think so.

Storm Shoppers
Storm Shoppers

In the midst of all these cars and shoppers though, there was another crowd to watch – and they were quite fun.

Sea Gull Storm Chasers
Sea Gull Storm Chasers

While Colorado is no where near the ocean, we have seagulls – lots of them.  And I love to watch them – soaring, diving, gliding through the air with such freedom and grace.   They were a nice distraction from the screaming sirens – police, ambulance, fire truck – racing to the accident only one block away.

And so it is with life in suburbia – beauty in the midst of chaos.  Or is it the other way around?

Soaring
Soaring
Gliding
Gliding
Freedom
Freedom

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