How we shape up overall
I HAVE just returned from a glorious week on the Whitsunday water, which is how I spent a portion of my annual leave.
The week prior to that was spent covered in teak dust and varnish in the proverbial “blood, sweat and tears” it took my husband and I to fix our boat postCyclone Debbie so we could actually use and enjoy her again.
Some people might relate to this, having also experienced some level of damage and a lot of hard work, but welcome recovery on the flip side.
Around the islands this was also what I saw to be the case in the natural world.
Some places had undoubtedly changed, but three months on they were still more beautiful than many other locations I have visited.
Overall I felt Mother Nature was bouncing back.
But how are we, her human counterparts, coping?
This week we have had trauma experts address our communities, where some are recovering while others are still very much struggling with the impacts.
Herein lies the yin and yang of our collective cyclone recovery. Life may be continuing after Debbie but we still need to support each other as the days, weeks and months go on.