I’ve been worrying about fellow human beings along the eastern seaboard of the US as Hurricane Irene begins to make landfall… imagining what it must be like to be evacuated from your home and not knowing what you would be faced with on your return. And then I thought of the families during the London Blitz of WWII, hunkering down in air raid shelters for several hours, not knowing if their homes would be destroyed…and this went on for years.
Us brits have always faced adversity, throughout our history with a “Keep Calm and Carry On” attitude. The honest, hardworking people, roll their sleeves up, help their neighbours and “get on with it”… OH not forgetting the obligatory and necessary “hot, strong cuppa tea”… the British elixir.
This morning, compelled to read the various news reports on Google and tracking the path of Hurricane Irene, I found myself a little depressed about it all, imagining how if the hurricane does cause damage to infrastructure, it could cause significant hardship, especially for the old and ill….
I needed cheering up…
I reached for the two weeks ration of eggs I had saved up (just 2 eggs) and I made myself a decadent breakfast of scrambled eggs (with fresh chives and butter) on toast and topped with a little grated cheese…. It did indeed have me in raptures for the 5 1/2 minutes it took to consume.
And then I felt extremely grateful that today, all I had to really worry about was eggs….
Stay safe everyone