Lisa writes: Lest you think we are obsessed with Sandy, and its dire aftermath, let me assure you that we are. Obsession is the final stage reached before the electric power is restored, and with it, our normal lives. For those of us just north of NYC this is the third time in just over a year that we have had a weather wipe-out and lost all of our utilities. We now recognize obsession as one of the classic and final stages of grief (storm-wise) as we try to will the Con Edison trucks to head to our neighborhoods.
Stages of grief during Sandy
Anticipation, it’s coming. How big and how bad are the only questions unanswered. Preparation begins and with it a frenetic blur of activity. Anticipation is the nexus where dread and excitement cross paths. [Read more...]