Ode to Ophelia


Singer, songwriter Skylar Grey covers Stand By Me to mark the end of the US hurricane season of 2017 when the Atlantic coast was threatened by hurricanes Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Natia and Ophelia [post title].

These hurricanes recall Katrina, which inundated New Orleans in 2005. One memorable image was of a highway filled with cars fleeing New Orleans. Though Katrina was barrelling down on the city, drivers kept their nerve and discipline and did not stray into the shoulders of the highway.

This song is for those in the trenches in the current public health situation, wherever they are.