This week marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy that swept ashore on October 29th. A year ago I was living on my couch, with my eyes glued to the TV as Mayor Bloomberg (along with his trusty ASL interpreter) updated us on one catastrophic news item after another, while my lights flickered. If only others’ in the Rockaways, Coney Island, Breezy Point and Jersey Shore shared that same experience–unfortunately with more than 100 lives perished and countless others displaced the recovery process remains in effect.
But, this somber occasion couldn’t go unnoticed, so volunteer recovery groups joined together with residents to hold a candlelight vigil along the shore. Images are so much better in this case, so I will cease from typing and let your eyes tell the story of the importance of ‘lighting the shores.’