It’s Halloween Eve. But real horror has displaced the fictitious.
There is more horror than this blanketing airwaves and net streams.. The aftermath of Sandy is unbelievable .. The destruction caused is unfathomable..
Stay tuned, I will have many more thoughts on this. I have been without power due to the storm as well, and now that I am seeing the images on TV my mind is completely shocked.. I am at a loss for words, but will find the words to presents my thoughts in a coherent manner (or at least try)..
There is something frightening about three transformers exploding outside your house at 1am. And something even more eerie about your home plunged into cold and darkness. It stops feeling like your house.
I have a theory, one born from that very feeling today of being isolated in my own home. I believe electricity has a feeling to it, I believe that electricity can make you feel alive and good.. and in a sense God or whatever made us is electricity (ever hear the idea of the electrical universe?) Anyway just a theory.
In the mean time.. I cannot even imagine how one starts to rebuild along the Jersey shore, or how one starts to clean up lower Manhattan, or how one digs out of three feet of snow like in West Virginia. Actually I do know how someone digs out of three feet of snow… as we do here in the coal region of PA, when the snow is measured in feet and not inches, call a guy with a plow.
All the news unfit to print, soiled with the history of anthracite, minus the stench of sulfur..broadcasting online in HTML and CSS in living color.. extending around the world, from Maine to Mexico, and Russia to the East. Updating and uploading from the deep and dark coal mines of Pennsylvania, all the way to the deepest and darkest trenches of the Milky Way galaxy. I have grand ambitions but few illusions.