Tuesday, November 01, 2005

first trip back

to new orleans.
we went in saturday: 2 months after katrina.
it was both better and worse than i expected.
it was way too quiet in the french quarters. eerily so.
i was amazed at the water marks in unexpected places.
and city park just broke my heart.
but it felt really good to be back in spite of all that.
i went to teh west bank and spent soem time checking
the view from the levees near where i grew up and that
seemed more normal. collected some driftwood from the
tangles that had been deposited by the rising water .........
and took lots of pictures
.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Caitlin O'Connor said...

Claire, it must have been heartbreaking to go back and see the destruction. Unfortunately things move out of the news so quickly - I was hoping that we would see more updates on how things are going - well, at least I'm thinking of you and all who lost out in Katrina. I wonder if you woudl share your opinions on whether New Orleans can /should/will be rebuilt?

11:52 PM  

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