“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass”. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” (Vivian Greene)
As Ruth and I began this summer’s road trip, we faced the distressing reality of being confined in our motel room in St. Petersburg to wait out Hurricane Elsa’s slow arrival on the Tampa Bay region of Central Florida. After all, the experts on the “Weather Channel” seemed to know best about the projected path of a hurricane. Did they though? Ultimately I discarded such fears and reasoned that Ruth and I would be capable of making a rational decision ourselves about how and when to make hurricane preparation and shelter arrangements safely if needed. No, we weren’t planning to “ride the waves” on our surfboards as the tidal surge expected to occur along this storm vulnerable coastal setting. But we did find some excellent ways to pass the time in less daring fashion as Elsa drew closer that day.