Lets take up the pieces and move on.
A month after the storm…
Tomorrow is another day! - Scarlet O'hara, Gone with the Wind
I start walking again. I love the idea that a block just across our building is just the right block to do my laps. Not a well-lighted block but it is convenient despite because it is where our shuttles park and company guard do check and stays. It pays to feel a little secure despite obscurity of my position at least I don’t go weary in doing my laps in the middle of the night. That’s why it’s really a concern because its in the middle of the night, doing the laps on break while I work right after. How I wish I go to work on morning shift again but it’s a blurry future. Everyone’s fighting over our schedule.
Experiencing the storm allows us to see through a lot of things. You know people you know and you think you know. What I notice is that there are actually a lot of people who remained calm after the storm. Trying to move on with life and salvage whatever could be salvage, that is without saying nor complaining much. They move in action as they see it fit. However, on the other hand, oh no! there are more people who makes scenes and exaggerate their situation to the max. Exaggerated complaints that reaches the heavens and no matter how much console you’d do, it isn’t enough… wow! such in the middle of chaos, hmmm, I can’t really imagine. But you will really come to compare and think. Of the doers and complainers, the doers receive their miracles earlier than those who complains.
You see, those who worked on their ass immediately right after the storm. Clearing the areas where they can possibly do and help others clear other areas too not waiting for the Local government units (LGU) to arrive and provide the services, instead, they took it into their hands to do the clearing. Whereas those who complained, although they did help but still waiting for the LGU to do their part. Hmmm, there is a great difference because, well… We all have to understand, everyone is affected, not just the common citizens but also those officials. If we don’t help ourselves, it will take longer for the cleaning up operation to take effect. So the restoration will take more time. Those citizens who took part of the clearing and only leaving the posts, lines and those not within our reach for the LGU’s to work on, were immediately attended to. While those uncleared areas, where logs, tree branches, roofs, furnitures, and other debris are still not cleared of course will take some time before restoration can start. All the more if electrical posts were greatly and severely damaged. Yes, while we helped in the clearing, we have Christmas lights while those complained more, up-to-date still has no electricity and its 29th day already. I believe there are a lot of storm we can survive if our attitude towards life is better. And it will be easier if we help each other than drag each other down. You actually discover while there are many who suffered, there are actually a lot of people who helped, giving out food, water and charging their phones for free, there are people who had been generous at this time. And I am proud to know and acknowledge that humanity lives!
Its really sad for us people to be grabbing each other during this time. Instead we should learn and help ourselves up and not trample on each other as no one will help us but each other. Well, while there are many points to learn from the storm including our preference and storage, food, water and cash is basically need to survive the storm. Keeping our cool and patience is also needed because even if it was difficult, each day presents a new promise that tomorrow will be better. And indeed, tomorrow is better than it was 29 days ago… Hope to share something good. God bless.
Jan 14, 2022