Last fall, when I ended up stranded far from home without power due to Hurricane Sandy my team was there for me. Ahead of the storm when we realized on the Sunday before it hit that I wasn’t getting out, they helped me create an exit strategy and an interim place to land at one of our executive’s homes. As a result, I was one of the lucky ones who got to ride out most of Sandy with electricity and heat surrounded by caring people. Though I wish it didn’t take natural disasters to underscore the importance of our connection to others, it certainly was something to be appreciated…the opportunity in eye of the storm.
Several days later, and with a secured seat on one of the first planes out of Newark, I landed in time to travel to a Tango Festival mini-vacation I’d had planned for months. And in the dance workshops, the echo of our connectedness resonated loudly.