Friday, November 02, 2012

comradery of connecting

We are still without power however there is something incredible about witnessing the spirit of connecting.  Many friends have been incredibly supportive offering their homes to do laundry, grab a meal, charge-up, offer a coffee or tea and to also talk about just how lucky we are.  Many have lost much if not everything.  

So many readers have been in touch too and worried about my lack of posts.  How kind of each of you to reach out, your concern makes me feel loved.  One reader had sent me an image of her home and I worked on the above artwork for her in hopes to share some good Karma.
To restore power, to rebuild the many homes and to connect to each other and find support.
So during a time a stress, feeling the sadness of so much loss in the aftermath I am trying hard to do my work and to know that soon, our power will be restored but in the meantime, please know that the power of connecting is more than just uplifting.

Still without power but just wanted to let you know you, dear readers how much you mean to me.
The connections that I have made here are amazing.
My heart goes out to everyone suffering from Storm Sandy and I am also amazed at the kindness of many during this time of crisis.

21 comments:

I Dream Of said...

Hi Patricia, So good to hear that you are muddling though and about the connections that are keeping you warm in this time of trouble. I've been reminding myself how grateful I am for the little things all week, thinking about friends who are having a tough time. But of course no surprise it's you who is reminding me that it's the connections we have with others that are truly the most important and powerful in a time where one might feel literally and figuratively powerless. Hang in there. I'm sending you lots of warm thoughts! XOXO

VictoriaArt said...

Connecting is the most important thing, I love your post, we as well have had the benefit of helpful friends, for meals, showers and housing for the children. This is when we feel the power of community the most. I am so grateful!
We are staying put, hoping for restored power and in the meantime try to begin the clean up around here!
Thank goodness the weather is on our side....
Much love!

Belle on Heels said...

Thanks for keeping us updated! If it's of any consolation, I commute to and from work every day. Every day since Wednesday I have seen a steady stream of utility trucks and clean-up crews from lots of different states headed North at all times of day. Help is on the way!

Glad to hear you are doing well; we continue to keep everyone in the tri-state area in our thoughts!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

your "power" of positive thinking is extraordinary. If the power coming back on was based on your karma, it would have never gone out. Many prayers for you and your neighbors

Escape to South Carolina...we have power, left over Halloween candy and wine

Diane said...

It must be crazy there, but as always you sound so grounded and grateful. Glad you have good friends to help and are safe! We lived in South Florida during Hurricane Andrew, so know a little of what it must be like, and you do feel fortunate to be able to help in any way you can... May you get your power back on soon and everybody's lives get back to normal! Thanks for checking in!

two hippos said...

just wonderful that you are safe and well. The kindness of others when adversary strikes is amazing.

Formerly known as Frau said...

((hugs)) to you and your family.

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Patricia,

So glad to hear from you and know that you are still safe, and getting a lot of support from your friends.

May this weekend be a nice one, and hopefully you will be home again, soon,

Liz

Divine Theatre said...

You are in my prayers. Stay warm...

xo

Andie

TSL - Living in Art said...

Keeping you all in our thoughts continually. (PS how excited they will be for your artwork)

Lisa Mende said...

So happy to hear from you Patricia! Sorry for being powerless. Yet you find something to be grateful for. That is what I call a beautiful soul!

Sandy @ You May Be Wandering said...

Thinking of you and your family and hoping your power comes back soon. We also do not have power but after two nights of no running water or heat, a good samaritan (we still don't know who) got out his chainsaw and cleared the tree blocking us in so we headed north and have been in a hotel. My heart is breaking for all those who have lost so much. xoxo

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Patricia, It is the oneness of it all that never stops amazing me. Be well. Maybe tomorrow the lights will go on.
Mary

Karen Albert said...

Patricia I have been thinking of you so much...as you are one of my first blog friends and always so supportive. You made me feel connected. It is a powerful thing ! Love to all in the midst of this devastation.

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artists Series

Acquired Objects said...

We just got our power back on last night and aside from a mess outside we're fine and one of the lucky ones. It's a time to pull together and help others so desperate in need. I'm glad to hear you and your family are fine.

XXX
Debra~

vicki archer said...

Patricia.. this painting is beautiful... and I am so happy you can at least work after the drama of last week... Work is always the best cure... xv

annie said...

I love your post...I was just checking in on you...hoping you had power, but your post is wonderful. I hope you have it very soon. We have not lost power and have had friends for dinner, long dinners and conversations, kids spending the night, stopping in for showers or just for a cup of coffee and to recharge. Take good care Patricia!
xo
annie

pretty pink tulips said...

Thinking of you. It's been a long week, but happy to know you are all right.

xoxo Elizabeth

Linenqueen said...

Last summer we lost electrical power for 5 days and each day was over 100 degrees. It was awful. Thus you have my sympathy. I hope that the power will be on very soon and this nightmare will be over for you.

Claudia Lane said...

Such a beautiful post...thinking of you. Take care x

Tawna said...

A hug, sent your way.....