A mobile, destructive vortex of violently rotating winds having the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud and advancing beneath a large storm system.
This made me wonder...hmmm...how many tornadoes (real or metaphorical ) happen in our lives where we were given fair warning but chose to simply ignore it?
I believe that if I had $1.00 for ever time I've uttered a phrase like this: "son of a gun...I should have seen that coming", I would be writing this blog from the coast in my fully paid beach house and not my 4x4 cubicle. Oh, I mean, my couch since I'd certainly never use company time to rant. Check the time....definitely AFTER business hours somewhere.
Back to the question..."does it matter if it's predictable?" I'd like to think that I've learned my lesson(s) and would take a different course of action if faced with a predictable tornado. However, I think we all know that is not the case. And, I know a few of you who have been in that very same boat with me. Let's travel down memory lane....
Stop #2: Off to the right. See all those people waving? Those are your closest confidants that gave you some pretty good advice that you didn't take. Isn't it ironic....don't ya think?
Lesson from that stop: It's like good advice that you just didn't take. Let it go, but c'mon, let's pause next time and not blow them off so quickly.
Stop #3: What's that ahead? A big RED flag. So big that it just caressed your cheek as we passed right by it. Hold on, there's another RED flag. And another....
Lesson from that stop: Every time you see a red flag, say to yourself "Danger, Danger Will Robinson!!" Really take the time to explore the possible outcomes. Perhaps spend some time in meditation and prayer even when it may be uncomfortable.
Whew...that's enough with traveling down memory lane. Back to the Aloha deck for some dancing and drinks with cute little umbrellas in them. Friends, we are all going to spend some time in the storms, regardless of whether or not we should have seen them coming.
Stock up on some candles and canned goods. Make sure your life preserver doesn't have any holes and hold on. Just like the tornadoes...they blew in and blew right back out. The tornadoes going on in your life will do the same. You may have to go without power for a few days and need to replace a few shingles.
Until then, I have extra candles if you need them.