For many of us in New Jersey in Montclair and in other towns, a late October unexpected snowstorm has left many without power.
During this time, our neighbors have been like beacons of light. We support each other with a warm smile, a friendly gesture, a helping hand---and often a big cup of coffee!
One beacon in our community has been the Starbucks in Upper Montclair, which is offering wifi and access to endless cups of coffee. Though tempers run short as days go by with no power and people start traipsing off to hotels in Manhattan now that local hotels are full---coffee and espresso drinks offer warmth, comfort and energy.
Here's to a quick recovery, a return to normalcy, and an easy winter. We deserve it.
Also, I'd like to say thank you to the unfailingly polite and professional baristas.
Stay warm---and let there be light!