Hi everyone, I know I haven’t posted for a while, and while this will not be filled with my usual wealth of knowledge and boundless wisdom, I feel compelled to post all the same.
As you no doubt know, I am from Texas. Houston, to be more precise, so it has been a trying several days. My family and I have been fortunate, but I know many, many people have not, and my heart breaks for them.
If there is anything good that came from this, it was a renewed faith in the good of people. This disaster has proven that the human spirit cannot be broken. I have seen people lined up with boats in tow, ready to go out and rescue complete strangers and their pets. I have heard of coworkers offering their homes to anyone who needs a place to sleep. I have seen businesses open their doors to the unwashed masses and restaurants catering meals to shelters. Groups who are lined up to help clear heavy debris and clean up flooded houses, including removing soaked drywall and pulling up flooring. People, like my wife, who have signed up to drive people they do not know and will likely never see again, from shelters to homes in their personal vehicles. Of course let’s not forget the first responders and Texas National Guard, who didn’t shy away from their duty and set aside their own safety in order to help others in need. People like Sgt. Steve Perez who, despite pleas from his wife to stay home, simply couldn’t stay behind while his city and fellow officers needed him.
So Harvey, you were a real a**hole, but you are no match for the Texas spirit. Now, pack your things and get out of here before I call security.