water-logged but strong


Hurricane Sandy, appropriately dubbed the Frankenstorm and calculated to be the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, hit the east coast with a big bang over a week ago.  Millions of people were left without power, areas of NY and NJ were flooded 8 feet high, the Jersey shore and its boardwalks are destroyed, and there is a huge gas shortage, with three-hour long waits at stations for fuel!  Though media coverage has lessened a great deal, the area is still greatly devastated... many lost everything they have and need to start from scratch.  Life is just finally starting to normalize for others...I have relatives who JUST got their power back on today after 11 days in the dark and cold!  

I have a heavy heart for my homeland right now and a suddenly desire to get a NJ tattoo (funny how disasters really bring out some hometown pride.  And slogans too, like "NJ Strong"..)  My thoughts are with the east coast!  Wish I could be there to help put the pieces back together...