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.