Earlier I tried to describe the feelings that I am experiencing at the decision to stay and ride out Hurricane Rita and since then I’ve been talking to others here to get their take. One person told me that they are “paralyzed with fear” at the thought of staying, especially since it is almost too late to leave given the traffic situation. To me we’re in the “deer in the headlights” stage– we see the danger but we can’t do anything about it. Maybe Bill Cosby said it best when he was describing the split-second before a traffic accident when everything seems to slow down but you can’t prevent the collision. First you say it and then you do it.