Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Next Wave

As you know, Hurricane Sandy made landfall at the worst possible time for people who built their castles on the sand. To quote a wise friend: You take your chances when you live by the water. Heroic friends helped me start digging out last weekend, and if I can gas up the car I'll go out again . . . after the nor'easter. It's bad, but, incredibly, the bungalows did not wash away. They stood firm on their cinder-block foundations.

If seawater were as nourishing as the floodwaters of the Nile, our scrappy patch of land would bloom like Forest Lawn.

I wish I could lift this whole piece from blog to blog. This is the illustrated version.


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Hurricane sandy made landfall at every where. Not in the only one location. But all over the Brooklyn city under her impact. Few places are totally destroyed. those people's on the road, took shelter in the TTribeca Parking,they face a very critical situation.

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Thank you,
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