Here in DC the strong winds & rain really weren’t too bad, despite expectations. After waiting it out for two days [without even leaving the apartment], we never even lost power. We realize how lucky we were in this storm. Our thoughts immediately went out to relatives, loved ones, and colleagues further up the East Coast – especially in New York City.
I hope everyone (& their archives/collections!) made it out okay. I’ve already heard several stories of artists who have lost years of work, dismayed runners who trained for months for the NYC marathon, and of course the millions of people who went without power, others who lost loved ones, and families whose homes were destroyed. It’s painful and tragic to think about.
Such a tremendous outpouring of kindnesses always seems to come in the wake of these terrible storms, though – when we all realize what’s most important and band around that. I have to say that I’m really proud of our President, who was both strong and responsive, and of the impressive reaction of NJ Governor Chris Christie, who stayed centered on what really mattered during the heart of the storm.
If you’re looking for ways to help, this site is a good place to start. Or, over here at Print Aid NYC, you can purchase a print designed around the theme ‘light’ & 100% of the proceeds will go toward the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Relief.
xoxo. sending hugs & prayers to everyone affected.