Sad enough in and of itself, but where is the beach bar?
I had a small taste, early last spring, of watching La Manz put itself back together after those wicked rainfalls we had, so know that Lora will find a way to be back in business, that the beach bar will be vibrant with interesting conversation, tequila, and beer, and that the rest of the town will be clean and welcoming by the time I return late next month.
There will be stories; there will be tears and laughter; and those of us who have watched and loved you from afar, and gritted our teeth in a desperate hope that you'd all be well throughout the storm, we will return with such gratitude, with such love, with such an enormous sense of relief.
I am grateful to be one of those privileged souls to be able to claim some small connection to this village and her residents.
I am just one of the many who will return. :O)