Mankind thinks he is the master of nature, a delusion nature regularly scorns.
Mankind suffers the delusion that he has mastered nature, that he can do with nature whatever he likes. Nature is indifferent to the opinions of man, and smashes that delusion time and again.
There is a storm coming. They call this storm “Frankenstorm” Sandy as it heads to the large populated regions of USA in time to unleash its trick (but no treat) in time for Halloween. Three weather fronts have joined forces to promise a spectacular storm that will hit around Monday in the Northeast of the USA.
WordPress blogger TreeHugginVamp lives in the path of this storm, and tells in her latest blog that the birds have stopped singing, the squirrels and birds have fled for cover. The local wildlife have voted with their feet that this storm is going to be vicious.
In their complacency the corporates and local authorities of the cities and towns of this part of the USA have underfunded and under-maintained their services, transport and utilities that the population take for granted. All these facilities that the population depends upon will be hammered and paralysed. The delusion of human control of nature will be revealed for what it is by this storm as an illusion.
One person who is under no illusion about who is boss, man or nature, is Nimue Brown of Druid Life in her latest blog post called Hearth and home who says:
“The luxuries we have are not as reliable as it may be tempting to imagine.”