One of my favorite sights in the fall is a freshlly mowed lawn. These fall lawns are beautiful and bright when freed briefly of the weight of fallen leaves. They were beautiful this morning and I tip my hat to Mother Nature for reminding me that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
For Mother Nature was powerful and pitiless this week, taking lives and livelihoods and leaving anquish and anxiety in her wake. She reminded us in the most forceful way that she is the most powerful force on this planet.
For me, this brief, beautiful morning at home stood in stark contrast to the destruction Sandy dealt the Jersey Shore, and it is for me, however simple, a reminder that while life is indeed fragile, Mother Nature will provide light and beauty once again.
My wife Cathy and I, and our staff at Kaffe Magnum Opus were all fortunate to escape unscathed, and we hope that those whose losses are so large, get the help they need, and are able to endure and move forward.