Finally heard from my brother.
He's safe, thank God.
Hurricanes can suck a dick.
Natural disasters will all always occur.
I think it's God's way of reminding us that we're still human.
We can build amazing things and fucking jump from space.
But we're still human.
We will still die one day.
Humbling, but I also assume God wouldn't want us to be pussies about it.
Grab life by the balls, it could end any moment.
But, that's not why I'm writing this.
Obviously a lot of people are concerned about Hurricane Sandy.
I know I am.
Death and destruction are not my favorite words to read in a headline.
Sadomasochism damn sure isn't my fetish.
Let's look at this another way, however.
Assuming natural disasters will always occur, there is nothing outside of personal prevention methods that can be logically taken to stop them.
So, you have to live with the suffering and pain.
Doesn't mean you can't find positives.
Hurricanes can make the world beautiful.
Thanks for destroying New Orleans though, asshole.
Tropical storms cure droughts.
Still not sure what's worse, though: drowning or starving.
What shitty, painful ways to die.
Forest fires are necessary to maintain a forest.
If hippies didn't let people clear the brush that causes so much damage, forest fires wouldn't even be much of an issue.
Another reason hippies suck ass.
And there are always the intangible benefits of tragedy.
It makes people care.
Your livelihood has been destroyed, your property ruined beyond repair.
What do you have left?
Your family and your friends.
The only things, at the end of day, that really actually matter.
Still, that tornado taking your badass hot tub is going to hurt pretty bad in the pootytang department.