It's been a drab and dreary summer in this 'green and pleasant land'. Day after day of dull skies and torrential downpours. And now the remnants of Hurricane Katia has cut an angry swath across this battered isle. You may note the aftermath of the storm and how it has blown over my patio table and parasol. That would be the parasol that has only be opened twice this summer. So much for lazing about on a sunny day and enjoying the delights of a barbecue.
And yet, despite it all, I know I've an abundance of positive aspects in my life to be deeply and profoundly, grateful for. I have a warm home and the raging storm was but a passing phase. There have been many affected by storms that have turned their lives into personal chaos.
Ten years after the day the world witnessed the worst and the best of humanity, I embrace the thought that beyond the storm, the aftermath, mankind will see the sun, once again.