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Being Spared

By Sandra Clark

Early afternoon, sitting at the computer writing and paying bills, I was interrupted by the house alarm beeping. Tornado warning in effect until 2 PM. Then the sirens outside. A text from a relative. Tornado headed toward west Arlington. Please tell me you are taking cover. I click on the tv to hear the weather tracking and grab my three year old to take shelter. Green-gray clouds and rain swirl outside. The worried texts and calls continue. Where are you? Are you okay? It is coming up the streets near your house.  I know I should be more worried than I am.

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