I woke up to heavy skies and a veil of rain and the first thing I did was to turn on the news. I may be on the other side of the Atlantic, but New York feels more like home than any other place. I will be taking a break from blogging for the rest of the week. With so many of my friends and family struggling in the aftermath of the hurricane, I find it hard to focus on anything else right now.
So, to all my readers on the East Coast affected by the hurricane, I’m thinking of you and hope that you are safe and warm.
Update: The New Jersey area took a major hit in the hurricane, and it’s heartbreaking to see large swathes of the coastline completely destroyed. My husband and I just contributed to a charity involved in relief efforts. I know that I’m far away from my loved ones, but it feels good to do something to help them recover faster. If you would like to provide donations to the American Red Cross, click here. If you live in the area, there are other ways you can help: donation and volunteering_options.
Photography by Bois de Jasmin. This pigeon keeps landing on the windowsill outside my office. The way he looks quizzically at me as I smell the blotters or type on my computer makes me smile. It’s as if he’s checking up on me daily.