Putting Things Right, Letting Things Go

It takes so much longer to put things right after a hurricane!

I am reorganizing my apartment thus morning, continuing to unpack my nicknacs and beloved objects from where I stored them before Hurricane Irma knocked on Florida’s door two weeks ago.

There’s an adrenalin rush which kicks in before a hurricane, which makes it possible for people to do all kinds of preparations. In my case, I made several car trips over a short couple of days to collect family members, and to hang up storm shutters on my house, and to help soneone put up shutters on their second story windows. I’ve embraced my inner squirrel and become an aerialist. (That was 500 miles).

Back at my apartment, I then removed all breakables from all surfaces, wrapped things up with tissue, and put things in boxes or big trash bags, and stowed those in the closet.

All of that was before bedtime on September 6th. The next morning, I headed out on what became a 6 day 1,400 mile evacuation + road trip.

Now that I’m back… and discovered how BLESSED I am to have no storm damage to my two places, it is time to put things back. This takes a lot of work, and energy. Two friends took the shutters off the house so I didn’t have to do that. Most of the second story shutters are still up in my friend’s place, and that’s a task for another day.

I’ve unpacked clothes and done laundry, and got my dryer repaired.

I’ve rested. And now I’m putting things back. But wait, do I really want to put all those nicknacks out? Do I really need them?

Can I let any of them go?


At this Equinox time, this is a good opportunity to find the balance. What really matters, what do I want to keep, what can I give away.

I don’t have to rush. I can take my time.

Share your peace with Mother Earth and Father Sky and the Big Waters all around us.

(c) 2017 by Whale Maiden for the Earthways Shamanic Path. All rights reserved.


Author: Whale Maiden

I'm a person on the Shamanic Path, living in sunny central Florida. I study animals and the weather and reflect on the cycles of life.

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