Monday, September 05, 2005

A week later, we're all still homeless...

but with all the news coverage today of people returning to their homes in Jefferson Parish (to take photos and bury the rotting meat in their backyard), and the small band of folks celebrating the Decadence Festival in the French Quarter, I feel like maybe some people out there are confused and wondering why the rest of us haven't returned to our homes. We can't. And even for those of us who may actually have houses standing intact, it is a strange kind of limbo knowing that on one hand we have nothing, and on the other, perhaps we may eventually return to discover everything untouched: the unfinished Joan Didion memoir next to the tub, the clothes tossed next to it on the floor.

But it may be many many months before we get back, and many people will never have that chance at all. So do we wait, or move forward, or struggle to find some awkward position in between?

Perhaps the answer is for all of us to get press credentials.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Blogg. Thanks for letting me visit. You might find this link helpful. If you do, could you please link to me. Stopping blogger ads

kfoz said...

OK, that's my favorite blog spam ever!

Anonymous said...

Blog is informative . Dont't stop. I'm sure you'd be interested in How to buy & sell everything, like auto racing on interest free credit; pay whenever you want.

Michael H. said...

I hate bloggerspam..but this is not a piece of that. Your sentiments are probably universal to all of us who lived in Orleans Parish 9 days ago. Even though I have it from a good source that my home is relatively untouched, today is the first day that I can say that I envy those who live in Jefferson Parish. I just want to see...

Dominique said...

This isn't blogger spam either, just a note of support.

I've been following your blog since Katrina hit. I'm trying to spread the news about a fundraising event for survivors that starts this Friday. Would you be interested in spreading the news?

See www.fastforkatrina.blogspot.com.

By the way, you seem oddly familiar to me? What subjects did you teach at the New School? I would either have been the nerd in a business suit in the first row with her hand up in the air all to often, or the underachiever in the back row... depending on the year.

Be safe.