Saturday, September 27, 2008

Islands in the Stream

This is a memorable passage from Hemingway and with the events of Ike and Hanna this is still relevant for today:

"Thomas Hudson had studied tropical storms for many years and he could tell from the sky when there was a tropical disturbance long before his barometer showed its presence. He knew how to plot storms and the precautions that should be taken against them. He knew too what it was to live through a hurricane with the other people of the island and the bond that the hurricane made between all people who had been through it. He also knew that hurricanes could be so bad that nothing could live through them. He always thought, though, that if there was ever on that bad he would like to be there for it and go with the house if she went."

Here is another reference to a hurricane that I found this week.

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