Marash Boy has an uncanny sense of weather, a sense that he learned growing up summers in Wilbraham, on top of Wilbraham Mountain. Yesterday, he raised his head and sniffed the wind. "With all the news about the tornado devastation in Moore, Oklahoma, I can't help but be reminded of the tornado that tore OUR lives apart . . . the weather was just like this, on June 1, two years ago . . . it feels like tornado weather right here, right now!"
And sure enough, true to his Native American roots, Marash Boy had predicted the weather. Last night the weather news was reporting tornado warnings in Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires -- a tornado had been sighted touching down just west of the border between Massachusetts and New York State . . .
The sorrow that was dredged up in our hearts upon hearing the news of the tornado, the memory of loss . . . not only loss of home and loss of three generations of memories . . . but a loss of sense of place . . .
Our condolences to all of those in Moore, Oklahoma, who have suffered at the hand of the tornado of May 20, 2013.
[To view the devastation wrought by the tornado of June 1, 2011, on top of Wilbraham Mountain, click this link: http://marashgirl.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-tornado-left-us-our-cabin-on-top.html]