Looking at the news, I see people boating around, rescuing people's pets. It's beautiful and heroic and seemingly minimal, but it so matters. It's a reminder that all these little things matter, these little acts of kindness are bigger than any of the floods or hurricanes or messes that floods and hurricanes leave behind.
That's why Beaumont continues on, because this sort of good is what the world needs. It is a good often only noticed when people decide it would be reasonable to quit and go away, and to let things fade. Beaumont floods, but it does not fade. It's too Texas stubborn, too Texas Proud, and Too Texas Strong to let go.