Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

I do believe this is the longest I've gone without making a blog post - a little too long. As can be seen in the previous post, I was a bit busy for awhile...but, it's about time I got back to more regular writing again. It's also important to write about something as catastrophic as Hurricane Sandy - to acknowledge the unimaginable loss and devastation that so many in the northeast are experiencing.

Most of my family, and many friends, live all up and down the east coast. Of all the places I've lived, New England is home to me, but I also love New York, the mountains, and especially the ocean. But, a hurricane is a blunt reminder that although the sea is beautiful, it's also very powerful. Having experienced a few hurricanes myself, I know the damage they can cause. With one as huge as Hurricane Sandy, the destruction and loss is overwhelming

My heart goes out to everyone who is experiencing the brutal consequences of this storm. Remember you are on so many people's minds, and will be in so many prayers across the nation. May you have the strength and community to help you. And may God bless you all with relief, comfort, and speedy healing.

The flooded Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial (downtown 
 Annapolis, Maryland) after Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)