Flying home yesterday was not the usual hop, land, and hop again excursion it usually is. Tropical Storm Hermine had other plans.
Hermine and I, not sure if that’s a he or a she, well, I’m a she, played tag most of the day. I was to fly into Harlingen, Texas, where the storm had made landfall earlier. As I was venturing, or should I say “adventuring” South, the winds and rains were barreling North.
Except for that little airport closure in Houston, and a momentary bout of pretty scary turbulence, the trip went rather well. It’s amazing how the good folks at Southwest Airlines can completely re-choreograph equipment and crew to accommodate the demands of an unexpected, rather temperamental, meteorological snit.
What I found so interesting was the incredible disconnect between my experience of the storm, and the broadcast news reporting of it. Hearing of deluges and gale force winds it was nice to hear my husband had weathered the mess playing nine holes of golf. Apparently he’s especially adept or it wasn’t so bad after all. I suspect the thunderstorms were “spotty”.
I think somewhere in this piece you’ll find some life lessons – I did. 1) In the face of sudden, unexpected change, it is best to be willing and adaptable – seems to make for a better outcome all the way around. 2) Just because it’s reported on Network News doesn’t mean it’s true. 3) One person’s experience is not necessarily another’s. And, 4) when the going gets tough, the tough go play.
Here’s hoping today you weather whatever life storms come your way – if you can, go around them, and if you’re able to, play!