As anyone who even remotely follows this blog knows, our whole existence is essentially related to the arts. However, in the wake of the intense and tragic storm now devastating parts of the East Coast of the United States, I thought it appropriate to step away form the usual topics for a moment.
This horrible storm is likely to be the worst hurricane ever to hit the United States and is expected to effect more than 80 million people – that’s about one quarter of the country’s population.
As I watch the news this morning, I see far too many flooded streets and even more than 50 homes in New York City up in flames.
In our everyday lives, we often get complacent about things. We worry and complain about little things like the battery life of our cell phones or having to wait an extra five minutes in backed up traffic. It isn’t until something like this occurs that we stop to put things into perspective.
Keep the victims of Hurricane Sandy in your thoughts and prayers.