Dear Friends and Colleagues
To the many of you who sent good wishes over the past week, thank you so very much.
At 4:33 am today (Saturday) our electricty finally came on, and the darkest days of Sandy have now moved behind us. It's been a long and difficult week, but for us, at least, the worst is over and we can start getting back to "normal."
Yet, there are so many thousands throughout the region who have simply lost everything; and worse, have lost loved ones as well. We consider ourselves fortunate that our experiences were merely ones of uncertainty and inconvenience -- many have been pushed to the breaking point. Their ordeals are far more devastating and long-lasting; some perhaps, never to be fully overcome.
In times like these, our thoughts turn to questions and affirmations...of wondering why such things occur and how one's life fits into the grand scheme of things...as well as recognizing once again the significance of family, friends, and enduring values.
On a personal note, we urge you to do whatever you can to help alleviate the suffering of the many left in need by this storm. In addition, please make every effort to vote on Tuesday (and assist others who may have difficulty getting to the polls). The stakes have rarely been higher for choosing the correct direction.