To the editor:
I would like to encourage everyone to celebrate a mindful Christmas this year in sympathy and solidarity with those who are the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Do not decorate your yard or home or string lights outside or decorate a tree. Please gather the money you would have spent on these things and use it to help these people.
Their homes have washed away, their heirloom ornaments are lost now, their yards are under water. Let’s take a season to remember and help. Part of our country is grieving right now. Let’s comfort them and show by this solemnity that we care about their lost loved ones and their displacement. Let’s wait with these outward displays until next year’s holiday season when we can all celebrate together.