For today, perhaps the next few days, what I want is to wish safety to friends and family in the path of Hurricane Irene. I know you are all wise, will be careful and take whatever precautions you need to. How odd it is/will be in New York with no transportation, no Broadway, no anything, from the sound of it. I can only imagine.
As the politicians are saying, Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Be well. We in other regions are thinking of you with great affection. xo