One decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. I just want to send a short little love letter to our beloved city, New Orleans, to let her know we haven’t forgotten.
Years before this terrible event, Handsome and I fell in love with the city, the French Quarter in particular, and started visiting every chance we got. Since the storm we have visited just as frequently, and our civic affection has only gained strength. We know the streets better. We know the restaurants really well, in fact in at least one local spot the waitstaff recognize our faces and often remember that we are from Oklahoma. (This is the same restaurant where the bread pudding is so good I usually cry a little.) We each have our favorite views and and sensations that draw us back over and over again.
The surrounding areas are visibly changed by Katrina, scarred really. But as with all scars many of them are perfectly beautiful.
Keep on keepin on, New Orleans. This big, beautiful world would never be the same without you.
See you soon.