I have been in a major funk. The bridge collapsing was a shock - I walked around for two days in a haze. I couldn't focus on anything. Finally, Saturday I was just plain sick - too much stress. Too much thinking it could have been someone I loved on the bridge. Too much feeling guilty for being thankful it wasn't my loved ones. Sunday I finally did some physical things - kayaking 4.3 miles with Mark - cleaning the house - a relaxing boat ride in the evening with Mark and the dogs - a long talk with my neighbor. Today I went out and spent some time working in the gardens. I'm starting to feel like me again.
I really appreciate the support you all gave me - your comments were like salve on a wound. I am very grateful to each of you.
I don't want to turn my blog into a political commentary - but I think it's important to realize that the I35 bridge was not in the shape it should have been in. And it was not rated as the worst bridge in our state or in the nation. This disaster could have been so much worse in terms of lives lost. I see it as a wake-up call, and I hope the upside is that every bridge in the nation is scrutinized and made safe. This should not happen again in the United States.
So I'm off my soapbox and out of my funk. My next post I'll have more gardens to share. Thanks again for being here for me.