Empire State of Mind

The last time i saw devastation like the ones pictured of some parts of NYC…I was volunteering with the clean up of Hurricane Katrina in the lower ninth ward. Devastation like that can not be put into words. Or fully encompassed by a photo. To be there is to experience true and utter loss. the silence is deafening. heartbreak palpable. And yet in the midst as hands covered in gloves and holding hammers and each other; removing rubble from homes…hope was rising. Humanity was joining together, all was not lost. my heart and prayers go out to all those affected in New York and New Jersey.

Battered but not beaten. Without Power but not powerless. We stand strong. We stand together. We will persevere. – Cory Booker

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