We left the house today, the first time since Sunday. I hadn't realized how cooped up I felt until we stepped out, stroller draped in a plastic rain guard, umbrella in hand, and breathed that first gulp of fresh air.
|Photo from NY1 News, viewer photo of post-Sandy rainbow in Windsor Terrace|
But here in Brooklyn, rather, in Zone B and C Brooklyn (those of us who Sandy didn't kick out of house and home) people are out in droves, crowding every coffee shop, bar and restaurant that had the good sense/luck to be open today. I was so surprised to see so many people out and about, although I guess I shouldn't have been. Public transit is shutdown, so many people are "working" from home, or have taken forced personal days. After being cooped up in a small apartment for so long, terrified of what Hurricane Sandy was going to do to you, with nary a window open, it's a relief to finally be out and about, celebrating the survival of you and your possessions. Mr. Minimalist and I were grateful for the fresh air, and the Little One was happy enough to see something besides her two stir-crazy parents walking around.
Our thoughts do go out to those who are suffering. Wishing everyone a speedy recovery from this terrible storm.