Saturday, September 26, 2009

Another storm.


I just want to tell you all that this has been another dreary day. It has been a week stretch of non-stop hard driving rain that had me in awe - and in a state of misery.

You see, typhoon Ondoy is upon us here and the rain today poured down in buckets and the wind howled. Actually, prior to the typhoon's arrival, it has been day after day after day of wet, dark dreary atmosphere and the consistent intensity of the rain made me want to cry. I don't know, but it seems that after a while, the water that fell from the sky seemed to seep inside my brain!

Wooah, you might think that the rain would cleanse the city and perhaps make it clean for a day or two. But no! On the contrary, the rain and flood actually carry all the garbage into full view. And having to look at this pitiful ugly city rendered even uglier by the dreary weather, made me even more down. It also make you feel trapped, as any trip too far away from home could easily turn into a quagmire of traffic and gridlock. In Manila, the rains could literally keep you from getting home for days. And I am pretty worried because Cedric was at school and he hasn't called home yet nor answer my text messages. I couldn't get a call to his cellphone as well. I hope he is at his classmate's house.

Basically like so many other occasions, I also like the rain because it offers a relaxing change of mood. But not today when the images I saw on television is very upsetting - of families trapped in their houses, and had been driven to the roof to escape the waters below. They are in the mercy of Mother Nature.

Please, pray with me that those men women and children affected by the storm will be rescued and they will find shelter and food tonight.

And that perhaps one of those rain clouds bring with them a silver lining...

9 comments:

Amy said...

thinking of them all! scary thought not being able to control mother nature. a big fear of mine.

I'm sure Cedric is fine.

xoxoxox

Tracey said...

That's awful Odette. Europe has been having terrible storms & flooding also while we are having an Indian summer. Hope Cedric gets home ok. XXX

Mimi said...

Odette,
I am praying for all of those suffering from the typhoon and for Cedric's safety as well. I can just imagine how trapped and dismal you must be feeling. I hope the sun shines soon for you!
xoxo,
Mimi

Sid Brechin said...

Must be what living in Venice is like.

Odette said...

an update: it's 11 am here now, and no word yet from my son. We don't have water running in our faucet, and no dial tone on our phones! and the more i listen to the radio, the more worried i get because the flood is heaviest where my son is. a lot of people are trapped in there car overnight with no food. many families are still perched on their roof, and roads going here is not passable due to neck deep water.
classes on all levels are suspended 2moro. i hope my son is ok....

Amy said...

Hope he is ok Odette. let us know when you hear something xxx

Tracey said...

OMG Odette, you must be so worried. Let me know when you hear something....thinking of you. xxxxxxxx

Tracey said...

have you heard from yet?????

Odette said...

Tracey, Amy,
No, Cedric hasn't returned home yet. And i got no words form him. I barely slept last night....
xoxoxo

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