The cave that was #Irma

Hurricane Irma kept us locked in our homes, many without electricity, including me and my son. Like the fictional character, ‘Bane’, from the “Batman Trilogy”, I was raised in the dark, with periodic power outages par for the course for growing up in the Virgin Islands. I joked with friends that my son may have to be sent home for his “WAPA training”; WAPA, being the territory’s water and power agency.

While many here in Florida and Georgia fought the idea of being in forced solitude, I relished the time being in Irma’s cave. It gave me time to reflect on self, something that 99% of us simply don’t take the time to do. Just imagine the increased clarity of mind and purpose if we took moments in a virtual cave to reflect on our fears or to formulate a vision for our growth.

We shouldn’t have to wait on events like Irma in order to enter that cave.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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