In the midst of remembering, there are also the pressing issues of today. While most of us have recovered from Irene, there is a neighboring state that is still suffering. It just so happens that Waitsfield, Vermont- the town that welcomed me with open arms during my book writing adventures- was hit incredibly hard by the storm. It absolutely breaks my heart to think of their charming Main Street completely underwater, their historic covered bridges collapsed and swept away. It also breaks my heart to think of the farmers- those hardworking, innovative farmers- who have lost their entire late summer, fall and winter crops. Just like that- their livelihood is gone. Waitsfield- and really, all of Vermont- is such a magical place, and they need our help.
Please visit Love Vermont for a great list of places to donate. I donated to the Mad River Valley Community Fund. If you feel so inclined, lend this incredible place a helping hand. There will come a time when we all feel our fragility...when we could all use a helping hand.