Jodi Hills

So this is who I am – a writer that paints, a painter that writes…

The calm after.

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The sun was shining. Not a cloud in the sky. A beautiful blue. No puddles in the street. No sign of the storm. “Devastating,” they said. “It took me three hours to get to work today,” he said. “You can understand why we don’t have any cars,” they said at the rental office. We did understand. Or we wanted to, but we really didn’t see any evidence of the storm. But of course it had ravaged them. The wind. The water. It hit the east coast of the US hard! And we were lucky enough to arrive yesterday, just after it had passed.

We won’t always get the proof we think we need. But why do we need it? We seem to think we have the right to know why everything happens. When someone tells you they are suffering, this should be enough. “Well, they look fine,” we think. They should be fine. We don’t know the storms that pass through each home, each heart. And we shouldn’t need the details. The proof. When someone tells you they need a minute. They need a rest. They need help. Believe them. Be the calm after.

The sun is shining today. And we are so excited to be a part of it! So grateful. Whatever you’ve been through to get here, it shines for you too!

Author: jodihills

I am an author and an artist, originally from the US, now living, loving and creating in the south of France. I show my fine art throught the US and Europe, and sell my books, art and images throughout the world. www.jodihills.com

One thought on “The calm after.

  1. I am so thankful for those who have been my CALM after the storms in my life

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