Monday, March 11, 2013

Whether the Weather Will Change Us Forever



Latham Centers happily resides in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I know, I know, enough about the splendors of Cape Cod already....but right now, our fragile peninsula is under attack by Mother Nature and boy she is not happy. Parts of our topography will be different by morning. Breaks through and over sand dunes have brought ocean water into new environments. We will have different beaches to visit this summer and we have lost some beach access forever. Houses that overlooked acres of sandy expanse are finding themselves dangerously close to teetering off their foundations. I’ve lived here for 36 years and the beaches I took my children to may no longer be there for my grandson. Change is hard. And yet, we here at Latham are chugging along. Routine and structure are our foundation and in spite of the mess outside, the students know what time their classes are, what the activities of the day will include and what’s for dinner. Simple things, but reassuring. We know that anxiety is not our friend. While we can’t control what is going on outside of our windows, inside, Latham is cruising along in the calm zone!

Submitted by:
Chris Gallant

images courtesy of Addison Art Gallery (above)
and the Cape Cod Times, Steve Heaslip (right)

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