Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Aftermath - Rebirth

This past year has been one of many changes. Our house was struck by lightning last September. Fortunately, I had just arrived home and was able to call 911 and get the dog out. By the time the fire department arrived smoke was pouring out of the soffits but no flames through the roof. Just how close we came to losing everything was very apparent when the shingles were removed. Gaping holes where the decking was burned away made it obvious that the fire was only moments away from breaching through the shingles & taking the whole thing down to the ground! Fortunately, there was a lot left to salvage after the fire was out. But that is not a story I want to tell today. What would you do if all of your artwork suddenly disappeared? How would you cope? What steps would you take to get started again? Would losing it all make you want to do things differently? The imagery of a phoenix rising from ashes became all too real in one thunderbolt!