Monday, June 30, 2008

What is New Orleans like Post-K?

I love that he "can't" answer the questions... but the answer he gives is that much better.

So how do I feel about New Orleans post-K?
It was a gift from heaven.
A gift of truth.
A vision of community so vested in each other that material things mattered noticeably less, & there was that glint in the eyes of complete strangers that told you they were strangers no more.

Life goes on.
New Orleans goes on.
It lives and breathes like a leviathan in the swamp.
Old worldly, decidedly unsober, mannered in it’s own lingo, beautiful, decrepit and wildly free.
I strongly suggest a visit after you get settled in. Let’s meet for coffee, an afternoon snack, an evening cocktail and some late night drinking.
All in a row.
Bring back up, a bible, an airplane bag or whatever puts you at ease.
Let me be one of the many who will graciously introduce you to the most Beautiful Drunken Whore of a City that ever Saved Your Soul.

Just be prepared.
To fall in love with her, that is.
Your gonna be one of us now.
Welcome home, darlin.
We been waiting…

Lord David
Pirate & Artist
Skull Club
New Orleans

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Post Katrina Video

This makes me want to get working on editing a film from the rest of my footage!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

If you don't really get why I love NOLA...

Read this. I love Susanna's description:

You know, I've lived in self-absorbed places (Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle), but New Orleans is the only one that justifies that world view. I spent a week volunteering in the city at the end of January -- my first time visiting since I was a teenager. New Orleans is a magic place.

I shed my Seattle shell like a fleece jacket and connected with an extroverted version of myself I'd nearly forgotten. The pictures from my trip radiate tiredness and joy. Sure there are problems, but it's a city so what do you expect? That's part of life. I am indeed forever changed by my time in the Crescent City and yeah, I'll be back. Thank you, New Orleans.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Susanna's Post

There are a lot of really amazing posts that the team has been adding to the Seattle Works blog. I just read Susanna's and it moved me. As did Bryan's the other night.

They have both put into words what I haven't had a chance to process yet. I'm honored to read their reflections. What an amazing group of people.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Flickr Set

Here is a link to my flickr set. I'm having issues with the image sizes, so I'll probably have to upload them all again, but it is late and I don't feel like it.