Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Laura

I was going to post about Blog Day or my $40 Day #2 Lunch, but I just couldn't get my mind to focus. One of my best friends - my college roommate - is somewhere in New Orleans. I heard from her on Monday evening and she said that there was no flooding in her area and that she was doing well. I let out a sigh in relief. Then things got worse. And worse. And worse.

Media reports do nothing but fuel worry and all I can do is sit anxiously and hope. Laura is the toughest girl I know - no, she is one the toughest people I know, and she will fight for her life no matter what comes her way. But news of looting, chaos, disease, and damage leave me deeply concerned. I found myself flipping through news sources and webpages today in the hopes of running into a picture of Laura holding her head up with her strong steady gaze.

Laura, please be safe.

3 comments:

Fatemeh said...

Alice, we'll be keeping Laura in our thoughts. It's surreal how quickly this happened, and how unbelievably devastating it has become.

The Papa Bear said...

I hope that Laura is in good health, The Baby Bear. I'll keep her in my thoughts.

Alice said...

Thank you so much for the thoughts, Fatemeh and Papa!

Laura is safe and sound, making her way back to Maryland after escaping from New Orleans on Thursday - three full days after the hurricane struck...