We weathered the storm and I learned something from the trees.
It was a blustery night and all the activity in the branches of the trees was scary, but very peaceful in a weird way. We experienced gusts and swirls of wind, rather than sustained hurricane force winds and what I saw was the trees take an aikido-like approach to dealing with the wind. The branches twisted and swayed and bend with the wind. They looked relaxed in a way which allowed the wind to push the big branches around, but not break them off the trees. My living room window looks out on some very old big, tall trees with long reaching branches. There was a beautiful cacophony of movement during the night with the branches dancing with the wind. Fantastic way to learn how to deal with conflict and adversity; bend and go with it. The trees looked like they were emphatically conducting an orchestra.
Here’s the swirl of the storm in a graphic created by NOAA. Perfect depiction of Aikido Energy swirl CLICK.
A dramatic version of Irene from space SPACE IRENE.