Thursday, March 1, 2012

Faces of New Orleans

         Among streets filled with jazz, I have been blindingly dazzled by the people of New Orleans. Thank you Iris for sharing your home and family's experiences with a stranger like me. Despite the turmoil of Katrina, your house is absolutely beautiful and spirit is unbreakable. Thank you Kirk DePlantis for allowing me to watch you play your drums on Decatur St. Your Passion is contagious. Thank you Mark for drawing me the pictures of how the levees broke and divulging your home building knowledge. Precision is everything, especially when the livelihood of so many people depend on a few complex mounds of earth. Thank you John Wilkes Boothe for showing me the devastation of Katrina through your photographs, and telling me about the history of such a beautiful city. You are one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. I promise, I believe everything you told me. Iris, Kirk, Mark, and John, forever in my heart, you will stay. Along with the streets where you reside.

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