It’s easy to lapse into a pleasant daydream when the most strenuous thing you have to do is sip a drink and stare at this view.

But staying at our friends’ place over the weekend, I couldn’t help but consider what the poor people on the Gulf coast are going through right now.

This scene is every bit as serene as it looks. People make their living from these waters, boat in it, swim in it, paint pictures of it, and simply admire it. Just like the people on the Gulf coast do.

Imagine a coat of oil on it.

And it doesn’t go away. NBC’s George Lewis returned to Valdez, Alaska, 21 years after that oil spill. And he discovered that life has never been the same since. If you missed his report on NBC Nightly News, here it is.

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Such a tragedy.


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I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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4 Responses to Daydream/Nightmare

  1. Hi Gerry,

    You are correct about the Daydream/Nightmare. No matter what we go through, it can not match what Alaska has gone through, nor what is going on at the Gulf now. I can’t believe we are handing this down to not only our grand children but our great-great grand children.

  2. Dee says:

    The pictures burn in our American Psyche – no matter what I’m doing it always creeps in. I want to turn my head and pretend it’s not happening, or believe it’s too far away to matter, but really Congressman Charlie Melancon said it all, choking back tears, “even though this marsh lies along coastal Louisiana, these are American wetlands.”

  3. Gerry says:

    Well put, Sharon and Dee.

  4. Isn’t that Russia? 🙂

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