Community in Mississippi Storms: A Love Letter to the People

Posted by Karen Sergent in Heatlh & Well-being on March 27, 2023

Experience the Magic of Resilience and Community in Mississippi Storms

There’s magic in the air when the storm clouds gather in Mississippi. It’s a feeling of anticipation mixed with fear, like a wild and unpredictable dance we all know the steps to. I’ve experienced many storms in my life, but none quite like the ones that sweep through my home state.

It’s not just the storm itself that captivates me. It’s the way it brings people together. Whether rich or poor, young or old, we all gather in our homes, waiting for the worst to pass. We tell stories, we play music, we share food, and we look after each other. It’s a time when social barriers disappear, and we are all just human beings facing the same threat.

And it’s not just the human connections that make these storms so special. It’s the way those connections are displayed in the folk art that adorns the walls of our homes, in the lyrics of the music that fills the air, and in the haints and haunts that seem to linger in every corner. It’s a unique blend of culture and tradition that only exists in the community of Mississippi.

I remember walking through muddy fields, feeling the warm rain wash over me, and hearing the distant rumble of thunder. It’s a memory that is etched into my soul, a moment of pure reckless passion and freedom.

But it’s not just the captivating moments that make these storms so special. It’s the way they bring out the best in people. It’s the way we come together to rebuild our communities after the storm has passed. It’s the friendships that are forged in the face of adversity, the bonds that last a lifetime.

And so, as I sit here, watching the storm clouds gather once again, I am filled with a sense of gratitude and love for the people of Mississippi. It’s not just the nostalgia that I love. It’s the people who make this place so special. It’s the resilience, the kindness, and the warmth that I see in every person I meet.

So here’s to Mississippi and to the storms that sweep through it. May we always come together in the face of adversity, find joy in the midst of the storm, and remember the people who make this place our home.

Flashback video: LandMass
A Tribute to the wonderful place we called home: Mississippi. I doubt the Weather Channel will ever forget what that “Land Mass between Mobile and New Orleans” is called again. Vocals and rhythm guitar: Jennifer Jordan. Guitar: Zander Wyatt. Art: Rick Dobbs of Unreal. Music set to the tune of Little Big Town’s “Pontoon.”