The Morning After


Liberty State Park  (photo by James Fernandez)

Liberty State Park
(photo by James Fernandez)

No hum of the refrigerator, no rattle from the coffeepot.

Planes were grounded. I can only think of one other time when the skies where this quiet.

I guess church bells need electricity too.

These are just a couple sounds we lived without in many parts of the city after Sandy caused widespread power outages. Then there were the sounds we lived with. First there was the wind, which was all you could hear before the waters drowned the streets and the PATH. By 9:30 last Monday night, the city was dark. Later, the police and fire sirens began to wail… more here¬†

originally appeared Jersey City Independent on Nov. 5, 2012