Saturday, November 3, 2012

Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in

As everyone knows, my hometown (and current place of residence), New York was pummeled by Hurricane Sandy. I was fortunate to escape unscathed--no loss of power or property or life--but the rest of the city was not as lucky. I, like everyone else, saw the havoc it has wreaked all over including in Canarsie, the neighborhood where I spent my childhood.

I don't feel like there is much more to add that hasn't already been said by others and more eloquently. But I was moved by this beautiful performance by the Avett Brothers of their song "I and Love and You" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which was being shot all week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a mere 15 minute walk from my apartment.

Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in
Are you aware the shape I'm in
My hands they shake, my head it spins
Brooklyn, Brooklyn take me in

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