January 19, 2016: I woke this morning to rain pelting on the roof of the Rialta van — thankfully, I was dry as a bone inside. A powerful El Nino storm has swept in from the Pacific Ocean. Given my location at Bullard’s Beach State Park in coastal Oregon, nothing stands in the way of a frontal assault. Yesterday, I walked on the beach just as the storm arrived. I broke an umbrella, soaked through my gortex jacket….. and felt utterly alive!
How and why do we insulate ourselves from the beauty and power of weather?