After being tired and overwhelmed, almost anything is better. The overwhelming bit was Thursday night and since then nothing has resolved itself completely, but the view is certainly looking better. A little sunshine, some amazing tumblers, and the laughter of a child go a long ways.
There is a tumbling group in Illinois started by Jesse White in 1959, I think. They're simply called "The Jesse White Tumblers." The kids have to stay off the streets, keep up their grades and stay away from drugs. Over the years thousands of kids have stayed "on track" because of this program. I had the opportunity to watch them perform yesterday and they are amazing.
Also, the weather here has been beautiful. My mood is always improved with some sunshine.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of the hurricane.