I couldn’t help but notice how happy everyone in New York was after the hurricane was over. Despite the massive scale of the destruction, people seemed genuinely enthralled just to have made it through and see that others had done the same. Likewise, the level of cooperation and community achieved this week was absolutely astonishing. It is sort of a twisted shame that it required a storm that completely obliterated several neighborhoods, kept everyone from their jobs, closed schools, killed dozens of people and flooded our entire subway system to achieve a better way to treat each other.
Of course, I suppose we all have to get back to reality eventually.