Day 302: the light at the end of sandy’s tunnel

30 Oct

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.
At least there is a very large moon over the ocean tonight outside our front door.

My heart goes out to those in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and all the other areas who took the brunt of Sandy’s super powers. (If you’re interested, the American Red Cross is still looking for help to aid the most affected areas.)

As for us…

After spending an entire day glued to the tube far away in the suburbs, watching the newscasters report from the shore just down the beach from our house in Situate, we are home and find everything in its place.

Everything outside is of course dripping wet, but the house, windows, stairs, walls, roof are all intact. (Even the Boston Globe has a photo of Scituate on its Facebook banner!)

The sand is super smooth on the beach, as if someone took a lawn mower to it and trimmed it all down to the same height, not even one footprint left.  Rocks dot the landscape.  And, everything is absolutely dripping wet — did I already say that?

If Sandy was the some sort of welcoming committee, I guess we should consider ourselves officially acclimated to the South Shore.

But we are thankful.  And lucky.

Just for the record, while my theme this year is to live fearlessly, this was NOT what I asked for: not for me, not for you and not for anyone else either.

The good news is that most of us are still standing.

Let’s hope all those buried in snow or sand, holding roofs together with shoe strings or waiting for the water to dry up are on their way to seeing the light soon.

Sending you love.

More and more love.
Love, more and more.


5 Responses to “Day 302: the light at the end of sandy’s tunnel”

  1. jaynane aiken October 30, 2012 at 8:21 PM #

    Why are you two on the beach tonight? I thought you knew better than that and I know that your mother raised you better than that. Not so sure about your boyfried there? No electricity problems or building problems there for you? I bet you will find Justin coming the beaches and helping John for the next few days. Take care and do not get to far from the news and weather there. Love, MOM Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 02:30:10 +0000 To:

  2. MaryB October 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM #

    So glad you guys are alright! Scary Sandy go away do not come back another day.

  3. Diane Neal Emmons October 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM #

    Same love back atcha

  4. Christine SanJuan October 31, 2012 at 2:15 AM #

    Fabulous picture of the moon! I’m so glad to hear you are safe. I thought about you guys as I watched the weather updates at all the coastal areas. I realized then that I don’t have a current phone number for you. Please via email. Happy morning!

  5. Debby Edwards October 31, 2012 at 7:33 AM #

    So happy you are all ok.

    On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 9:29 PM,

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