First Bleeding Hearts Of Spring

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These are from my front yard here in Northern Virginia. I’m still not in Puerto Rico!

Today is Day 209 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 222 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico. StatusPR currently reports that electric generation remains at 95.97% for its subscribers.

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Are We There Yet?

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On the Spring Equinox, Day 181 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 194 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, AEE continues to report that 99.30% electrification 93% of its customers.

AEE’s estimate is not held as a fact and is disputed by Carmen Yulín Cruz, Mayor of San Juan. She tweets: “Six months after Maria things are not what they should be. Thousands are still without electricity due to neglect and bureaucracy, Our lives matter.”

 

Some Things Cannot Be Discouraged

Do what your heart says in its beating

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This is Day 174 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 187 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

The Flowers Begin To Bloom

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This is Day 173 since Hurricane Maria made landfall and Day 186 since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

Orchids

When the orchids fell, they took root. At least the orchids were alive. They would last.

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It has been 153 Days since Hurricane Maria made landfall & 167 Days since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.

Orchids & Roses

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She hated cut flowers. When the roses arrived, she cringed. Dutifully, she placed them in crystal vases, waiting for him to come home and approve. Quietly, she watched as he carried the largest into the bedroom and placed it on the dresser. There, he said, now you can see it every morning while I’m away.

Secretly, she pictured Morticia Addams cutting the heads off the roses and placing the the stems in the vase. The thorns were more appropriate. The roses would open and die away but, the thorns would remain and sharpen with age.

She hoped that next time, he would just bring her an orchid plant. That would live as long as she cared for it.

At Last The Sky Broke Open

Windblown against the storm, she walked on. One by one she dropped the orchids, leaving a path. The clouds above her became the earth. At last the sky broke open. Emptyhanded, she didn’t care. She was home.IMG_1625.jpg

It has been 152 Days since Hurricane Maria made landfall & 166 Days since Hurricane Irma made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico.