Landfall—Anahuac (Oak Island), Texas

Five days after the storm, Hurricane Ike still left almost 3 million people in seven states without power.

What’s yours is mine, and what’s mine is yours, goes beyond the idea of my boat in your yard, your freezer on my porch, in times like these, when our commonality is blended like the same DNA. I was thirsty; you gave me drink. You were homeless; I gave you shelter. I was naked, and you clothed me. You were sick, and I tended to you—the spirit of the soul, the soul of the spirit, me in you, and you in me, determined to share our destiny.

After the Storm—Anahuac (Oak Island), Texas

A house once stood here. A new one stands here now.

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