As I sit here in my post-hurricane, pre-power-restoration home, I realize that my world has shrunken dramatically, something I wrote about just a few weeks ago in “A Shrinking World.” Consumed with yard debris cleanup, finding gas for the generator, checking to see if any power crews are working on our street and carefully navigating extension cords in my home, I haven’t paid attention to much of anything else going on in the world. I haven’t given any thought at all to Houston (Hurricane Harvey), Los Angeles (wild fires), North Korea (nuclear missiles?), Mexico (earthquake), Key West (so many houses destroyed), or even flooding in the town next to us.
My world has become minuscule, my home being the locus of my attention. Continue reading