Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Seeing the pictures of the tornado damage in Tidewater reminds me of the time I saw a waterspout come ashore in Kill Devil Hills and take the roof off the old Wilbur Wright Motor Hotel. I was close by and walked up afterwards to survey the damage. On the top floor there were no exterior walls, but on interior walls pictures and mirrors still hung; in some rooms there were beds still neatly made up, ready to accomodate those who might sleep under the stars. The only fatality -- a refrigerator dropped out of the sky onto a woman who'd turned 80 that day.

JMB and TBM who were with me that day -- may the Gods keep you safe. Surely we saw over the edge and into the Other Side that afternoon.


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