As the holidays have consumed much of my free time, these are the first photos I have seen of the aftermath of the east coast hurricane.
Today I went to Breezy Point, Queens, NY with a group of volunteers. We cleaned out a basement and gutted and demolished 2 houses.
It was eerie getting into Breezy Point. All I saw was policemen, firemen, and other organizations. The house and other properties seemed abandoned.
There were no kids playing, teenagers running around, people walking/jogging, nothing of the usual images that makes up what we think a small shore town should look like.
The houses we worked on were right on the water, the view and location was amazing, but it is hard to reconcile the beauty of the view with the destruction that I am witnessing.
I ask myself: Would I want to live this close to the water? the answer is no! I love and I am grateful for nature and the ocean, for the beauty of it and for all it affords us, but since…
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