I know. We just celebrated Thanksgiving. But today, I want to give thanks for one more thing. December 1 marks the official end of hurricane season. From June 1 through the end of November, we go out and buy candles, batteries, and Spam, keep our eyes on the tropics, hoping for the best.
We’ve made it through another year unscathed. No boarded up windows, no fortnight spent sans electricity. I can’t shrug off the sense that we’ve dodged a bullet, that we’re due sooner rather than later. But for now I’m going to be grateful.