the beautiful warren theater in moore, oklahoma. one of the most beautiful and luxe theaters i've ever seen.
as many of you have probably read already, the city of moore here in oklahoma has been completely devastated by an incredibly violent tornado.
i've been living in oklahoma for the past three years and although i cannot say that oklahoma and i are the best of friends, i appreciate all that it has to offer. it has been my home for the past three years and i think of it as a pesky sibling. sometimes oklahoma annoys the absolute crap out of me and i want to do nothing but scream and shout about how much i don't like it, but then there are moments where i feel nothing but love and appreciation for this state. that being said, when i was sitting at my desk at work today, all my workmates were blasting their radios to hear of the latest developments and each development was getting worse after each minute, i was so sad about what was happening. for now, oklahoma is still my home and no one ever wants anything horrible to happen to where they live or to the people who also call this place their home.
because of the bad thunderstorms and the tornado sirens that kept wailing, we all had to get into shelter just as a precaution and for protocol. as we all stood in the tiny room, nervously laughing and making jokes, it was difficult to realize that just several miles away there were young children, babies really, who were desperately trying to keep safe while a tornado that was a mile wide ravaged their school, which they thought was their safe haven. if you've seen the photos, they are horrifying. today is a really sad day for the state of oklahoma, especially for the city of moore. the death toll keeps rising, the number of children still missing from those two elementary schools aren't going down, and the loss that people are experiencing is beyond words.
i was going to post photos of the destruction that occurred today but i decided against it. you can browse yahoo or the post to see photos of that. instead, i decided to post a photo i took of the warren theater, one of the most beautiful movie theaters i've ever seen. for a non-oklahoma native, the warren is definitely iconic to me! although definitely less tragic, i am sad that the warren was also destroyed in today's sad events.
it's crazy how quickly life can throw us for a loop. as cliché as it sounds, life is so unpredictable and should never be taken for granted. treat the ones you love with love, be kind, and never take ones for granted. i hope as the days pass, news looks up for the city of moore and the death toll doesn't rise and the children that are still missing are found and reunited with their families. until then, i have nothing but positive thoughts and wishes for those who are suffering.