This April, Ivo and I celebrated our 5-year anniversary. We did a whirlwind tour of Cuba and stayed in Miami for a week afterwards. Then hurricanes followed on our heels.
Soon I’ll post vacation blogs about Cuba, maybe cheesy photos of us being nostalgic for our home in Miami Beach. But the hurricane images in my newsfeed lately have led to jarring before/after images. Below are a few of the most striking pairs: Above is our vacation photo. Below is a photo of the hurricane’s power or aftermath.
It’s hard to say anything new about natural disasters: Nature is powerful. The unaffected are lucky. Try to donate. But the photos below feel like a stark reminder of how true all those statements are.
In the first photo, a little graffiti fish caught my eye. He seemed to be swimming happily along the blue bar framing the building’s bottom. In the photo below, you can see the fish in the far right. Now he’s just above actual water.
In Key West, Ivo and I spent an hour or two on a pier in Higgs beach. The water was so calm.
Also in Key West, I got the obligatory tourist photo of this immense cement marker announcing that we were as close to Cuba as we could be while still being in the Continental U.S. I remember thinking how immense and solid the marker looked. It remained standing, but Irma still did her worst.