The painful lesson of natural disasters

I have been enchanted with Cuenca since the day I arrived.  I’ve also been writing about Cuenca since my earliest days. These articles, originally printed in CuencaHighLife, are the story of my first year. The tragedy of natural catastrophe we witnessed in the news is a stern warning to prepare and appreciate our bounty every day. Too clearly we have seen that generations of memories and the accumulation of centuries can be swept away… like water. It is all so heart-rending. Yet far beyond the sadness of material loss is the trauma inflicted on the essence of community – her…

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