I have always loved grass, but it got even dearer to my heart after the passing of Hurricane Irma. Right after the storm, nature looked like I imagine it might look if St. Maarten knew winter. Everything was bare, no leaves on the trees and the hills were brown and stilted. Grass brought back life to the hills within the shortest amount of time, providing me with hope that all was not lost. To me grass and the color green now symbolize new life.