power was restored today -
day 14 -
but that, my friends is not what i am truly grateful for
(though a warm home is nice)
there will be no pictures of the destruction brought by the hurricane,
nor by the nor'easter that followed one week later...
not this day at least...
i am too raw
as others know who have been involved in a natural catastrophe
it is a mind numbing
for some, the rebuilding of homes & businesses begins
for others, i just don't know -
their rebuilding is of a different sort...
i am so deeply grateful to those who inquired about us, who reached out
when you are completely disconnected from the world
those thoughts from afar are like distant fires
and they bring tremendous warmth and assurance...
my deepest condolences and sincerest best wishes go out to those who dealt with this storm -
and thank you to the first responders who took such good care of us all -