Tonight, this is America
The photograph associated with this link struck me as poinant today. It got my attention because it showed up as one of Yahoo's most viewed. In it a man shielded by an unbrella walks in the rain in front of the tattered remains of a bank tower. This is not a picture of Wall Street or even Lehman brothers but rather the financial district in Houston Texas. The fact that the effects of a major hurricane have been pushed off the front pages of most newspapers because of an even bigger catastrophe seemed of tragic significance. Our hearts should be with our American friends tonight. These are difficult times for them.
Residents walks next to the damaged windows of the JP Morgan Chase Tower caused by Hurricane Ike in Houston September 13, 2008.