This was from my last trip to St. Maarten in March 2014. It was an intense, wondrous and fiercely beautiful island where I spent a formative summer when I was 19 and continued to visit over the years when I could. My heart is breaking over what has happened there. To my cousin whose restaurants and businesses have been wiped out and to all the other individuals who call St. Maarten home and have lost an unimaginable amount I am praying that recovery is attainable and swift. To the other islands effected and Houston the same. Hoping Irma has a little mercy in her as she moves towards Florida.