It might be January, but the weather outside is more like an extreme version of March. Yesterday evening's six o'clock news was full of warnings and tornado possibilities and live eye witness reports. Some of those very reports came from people living in the Salem community that I mention often in my Pilot Mountain manuscript. It's barely daybreak now and the morning news is just posting damage reports.
There were injuries, to what extent I don't know, but no deaths recorded. Homes destroyed, though. Trees on cars. Schools in Burke County are on a two hour delay, but is that enough? Will there be electricity so the children can write about their scary night?
Lessons learned at school today might not be straight from the teacher's well designed plan book, but they will be remembered. And some day, fifty years from now, a story catcher will gather today's stories in her net.
Life goes on.
Catch of the day,