Monday night, about an hour before Sandy came to visit and turned
out the lights. We had some mahi mahi, clams, mussels, shrimp,
zucchini, and mushrooms tossed with pho noodles and a rich shrimp
broth that I started cooking early that morning, knowing this may
be the last good meal we'd have until the power went back on.
Ten hours later, the lights returned, and we were of the few who
barely suffered. As late as today, there are still thousands who are
at their wit's end, wondering when they'll be able to resume life as
they once knew it. It's unfathomable to me that there are those who
are yet displaced and unsure of their futures. We're really lucky.