|Paving Via Molinelli!|
I'm the first one to complain about Italian non-sensical behavior, but it's funny that the last signs of flood cleanup are being construed as poorly planned town maintenance - that the last little pieces of the puzzle would be seen as the biggest.
I've also realized that this world is full of disasters that destroy lives and towns and cities every day. About once every few days, someone asks me about the flood and the recovery, then follows with a horrible story of their own - a group of women who saw their town destroyed in the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens. New Zealanders from Christchurch who saw their lives crumble in the earthquake. New Orleans natives who never made it back after Katrina, now living in Virgina. A group of Thai girls who have their own horrific experiences with flood, one of whom lost her house. It's sometimes surprising to me that our disaster didn't make the front page of every newspaper in the world, but then you take a step back and realize that though the flood was the only thing you have talked about, thought about and had nightmares about in the past few months, the rest of the world has their hands full too.