It’s not quite a black Friday, but very grey. I’m surprised we haven’t yet felt the effects of the storm on its way. God willing, we won’t. I took an expected walk last season near South Beach. It’s sad to see the homes boarded up & the inspection notices hanging on the front doors. Staten Island was hit hard from Hurricane Sandy. I work at a women’s shelter in Staten Island. I give Reiki, yoga, Thai massage therapy, aromatherapy, & meditation with the women there. Most of them respond positively to it. The house mother, a beautiful woman with an amazing spirit, recounted her story of Sandy. It seems she saved lives by the way she led them to higher ground. The water from N.Y. Harbor was so high that boats were being tossed through the streets. The power was out, but occasional light was coming from live wires. And some temporary shelters were not staffed. So it was a dangerous situation. Unfortunately, some people haven’t yet recovered from Sandy. I sign petitions & here’s an important one.
Insurance companies need to step up & assist our communities. Staten Island is a beautiful borough. I pray the people here get the help they need.