The dream might be called foolish, specially after Megastorm Sandy wiped out homes, businesses, beach and shoreline communities. Like those among us who have experienced unthinkable tragedies, the ocean and it's feeder rivers have been savagely beaten and horribly battered. Homes have been lost, the beach-front has changed, miles of boardwalk have disappeared into the sea, and lives have been altered by forces of nature.
Yet, the promise of the ocean and its tributaries as sources of peace and renewal has not been shattered by the tidal swells that have swept the shores. I hope and pray that with help (ie.financial, material, Red Cross, Army Corps of Engineer), our shores and the lives of those who seek livelihoods and peace there, will, slowly but strongly, be rebuilt. The ocean is strong and resilient, I believe, like those who have "come back" after life altering events have changed the course of their lives.