Extreme Weather And Environmental Conditions
Here in, typically balmy, Florida, most of us may not be familiar with the term “snow rage.” Even if you are an annual “Snow-Bird,” this term may be unusual. I had never heard of it before myself. Until my older sister, who resides in New England’s Boston area, informed me. Snow Rage and it’s serious effects has made the news there.
This gives us an opportunity to shed some light on the human psyche when under fierce pressure, both mentally and physically, while facing extreme weather conditions. Something we never have to deal with down hear in Florida with our hurricanes, and flash floods, torrential rains, tornadoes…oh, and let’s not forget: Florida is the “Lightning Strike” capital of America. So examining rage and a few things we might be able to do if we are ever faced with a similar snow/storm-like situation which may help us slide down the rage hill into a more tranquil and productive calmness.
A Storm is Brewing Under my Skin
As many people know much of the North, this Winter, has gotten hit hard with snow. The amount varies from state to state, and area, town, city. My sisters, well, they are in the Boston area of Massachusetts. They got pummeled, slammed bad! It is a winter wonderland with relentless snow. Blizzard conditions have caused countless challenges of commuting and communicating. Layer, over layer, foot over foot of snow banks. There was so much snow and it had no place to go but up, and up, and up…On Friday, February the 13th, there was a lull in the snow, only for a few hours then another HUGE Storm hit. Dumping almost 2 more FEET of snow on top of the huge piles of snow that was already there from a few days before.
STRESSED are the people, shutting whole cities down, trains, planes and automobiles. I drew the below Mental Health Humor cartoon for the 13th, but by then the “Sown Rage” was in full-effect up North.