Many thanks to all of the folks who checked in after Sandy. We were lucky; our building and neighborhood were just fine, and our loved ones made it through safe and sound. And for the first time since the storm, I can see lights on in most of the buildings in lower Manhattan. I have a lot to be thankful for this week.
Since getting back to Brooklyn, I've been volunteering at a few different places nearby, trying to help those hit hardest by the storm. It feels good to be useful, but at the same time, it's hard knowing that there are so many other folks out there still in need of even the basest of needs - somewhere warm to sleep, a hot meal, clean water, and a little bit of light.
I needed something to cheer me up, so as usual, I grabbed a pencil and started drawing. This little fox found his way onto my drawing table and made me smile.
And later, needing further comfort, I made orange-chocolate biscotti and a cup of tea.