In the midst of what is going on in Haiti, I am thinking about why I am drawn to portray storms. I think it is as in all human suffering we don't understand the worth, the value of life until we have been through our own storm or helped those out who are suffering. Now I am in no way stating that the Haitians are better off because of what has happened there or I can even relate to it. I do know that the brevity and fragility of life that confronts us in this situation hopefully brings out the best in those of us who willing to help. Its that part of a storm that I'm drawn to - how much more I will appreciate life and what a gift it is.