Today Manteo is buzzing with the busyness of restoration and repair. Chain saws, pick ups, dump trucks, trash bags, brooms, rakes, and shovels—they are the humble stars of the show. Strangers helping strangers, neighbors helping recently met neighbors, friends helping brand new friends—they’re stars of the show, too.
Steve is already gone and Sarah and I are headed out soon to lend a hand (or even a couple of hands) to Manteo families wading through the mess and muck of flooding’s aftermath.
Needing a little inspiration before the work gets started, I went out earlier this morning and took a few pictures—some of damage, some of beauty, some even of the strange and strong beauty that can be found in damaged things.