We are amongst the lucky ones in this week’s powerful storm. We have power. Which means we have refrigeration and water. We can cook and gas pumps work.

Phone service, both landlines and cell are spotty and 911 service is down across much of Iowa. Internet was restored this morning in my small city.

Last night I learned big chunks of the East Coast are still without power , a week after Hurricane Isaias.

This morning I listen to the cicada symphony. Their pulsing symphony a lament for all those without power in a world where we take our dependence on the electric grid for granted.

And yet, all across the land, neighbor helps neighbor. Replacing one kind of energy with another. May you experience the energy of connection today.