My heart has been racing as the news reports have continued to stream in.
The details build up and fill my head until I'm dizzy, and though the words on the screen spin in front of my eyes I scan each update on Yahoo news and CNN and MSNBC, and think: please don't say it, please don't say it, please don't say it.
I've been afraid to name my fear, to say the words out loud - as though by giving them shape I will somehow make it so. And so it's continued to build inside me as I've wondered, Is anyone else bracing for it? Does anyone else see the storm clouds forming?
I've just discovered that Bev at Asperger Square 8 shares my trepidation. And now I know that I have company as I continue to hold my breath and hope the storm passes us by.