Thursday, April 19, 2012

15th Anniversary

Today is the 15th anniversary of our evacuation during the Red River Valley Flood of 1997. 60,000 people were evacuated, which at the time was the largest evacuation due to a natural disaster in U.S. history.  It hardly seems possible that it has been 15 years. 
Richard said after the event that "he wouldn't have missed it for the world." I had no clue as to what he was talking about. It took me many years to come similar conclusion.
That event (and the subsequent months, years of recovery) came with many profound and life changing teachings: "We are so small compared to the Earth our Mother. We must go 'with the flow' of our Great Mother. To go against puts life as we know it at risk. In our recovery, we became community and that was beautiful. It wasn't perfect nor was it easy.  For that moment in time, the River swept away pretense." 
I don't know where you all (who shared this experience or were affected by it) are, but I extend my love and best wishes that we may each come into our fullness on our life's paths.

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