Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Unable to Describe

The photos below may show the environment accurately but comes nowhere close to emitting the feelings I got from being there.  This was my first experience being in a disaster recovery zone and it won't be the last.  There is something so raw and visceral about witnessing the aftermath of nature's fury and destruction. 

Not a day went by where I did not tear up walking through the areas to my work site.  The people there are a lot more resilient and handled their situation with far more grace than I could.  I don't know where they find their strength and courage.  Even though I've been back for a while, just the thought of it still elicits strong emotions.  It has taken some time to process.