Monday, December 27, 2010

Popinjay - Humble

This week's Popinjay prompt is "Humble". I chose to go with the definition of the word as a verb:

Humble: To lower in condition, importance or dignity; to destroy the independence, power, or will of; to make meek.

Well, what perfect timing this is...because I can't think of anything that can humble an entire community so quickly as mother nature. Today the East Coast of the United States was hit with a great blizzard. As far as blizzards in Massachusetts go, they (being the news media) tell us this is one of the biggest we've had in years. Pretty much everything shut down. Cancellations were announced last night for business and plans alike. Folks were asked to stay off the roads. Many people lost power. There has been flooding, fires, downed trees, and the like.

Us mere mortals are left to huddle up in the warmth of our homes, and watch as nature takes over for a little while:


Be sure to stop by Michelle's for more "humbling" posts...


~michelle pendergrass said...

You are so right. Storms are very humbling.

Poof said...

Hey girl, I think we have a similar take on humble this week. I enjoyed that storm, by the way, we only get about one snowfall a year, so it's always fun.

Also, I'm so glad you finally saw Julie and Julia. I loved it, saw it a lot, and my husband bought me the movie. Now I want to go watch it again.