On this final day of 2012, I would just like to say, "Good Riddance!"
Life here on the Jersey Shore has not been the same since Hurricane Sandy.
For me, personally, one effect difficult to deal with is that many of our favorite beaches are still unaccessible. The place of my daily walks, Sandy Hook (Gateway National Park), may be closed until May 2013.
The neighboring beach at Sea Bright, NJ is beautiful and open. Driving through town, though, is sobering. Barely any business or homes are inhabited. The recovery does go on though. In the daylight hours there is a constant buzz of construction workers rebuilding.
So, it is time for all of us to rebuild! May 2013 be lucky, joyful and profitable to all! May we enjoy the beauty of the beach and sea once again!
Mary Lu Wason
is a studio jeweler. Here she shares the inspirations, discoveries and process of creating her art jewelry collections.
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