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Perfectly useless show of solidarity [Aug. 31st, 2008|09:00 pm]
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I have friends in Louisiana, and in Mississippi. Friends who for a variety of reasons are still in the path of danger.

I have been to New Orleans only once, and fell under the spell of the city. I realize that my love is shallow, callow even, based on the coy allure that the city presents to its tourists, its swishing skirts and batting eyelashes. I have looked into that flirtatious face, and known that it is flirting. I have seen the cynical smirk behind the flash, I have looked at that sly wink.

And I have opened my arms and embraced that city. I have fallen blindly in love with my eyes wide open.

I only hope for the opportunity to get to know her intimately, to snuggle down with her, to run my hands over her and truly know her.

And now she is threatened again. And even more, the homes and lives of people I love are threatened.

It kills me that I'm so far away, that I can't wrap them under my wing and protect them.

My love to you all. My prayers, my wishes, all the energy I can give is with you all. Be safe, my dears. Be safe.

[User Picture]From: kenp_v3
2008-09-01 02:00 am (UTC)
Same here. I visited New Orleans (and the Mississippi coast) last year and even as it was still recovering from Katrina, I just loved the city. I met a lot of people still living out of FEMA trailers. I hope they're all safe.
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[User Picture]From: idic_writer
2008-09-01 02:06 am (UTC)


I feel the same...
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[User Picture]From: roadnotes
2008-09-01 01:04 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way.
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[User Picture]From: cathawk
2008-09-01 02:47 pm (UTC)
I feel exactly the same way about New Orleans...and am also sending lots of energy that way.
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[User Picture]From: ladydragonryder
2008-09-01 03:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs* My family and I are okay right now--its not supposed to be more than heavy rain when it reaches us. I know you have other friends around here, but just wanted to assure you that we're okay.

My prayers are with everyone who's in the path of Gustav, too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2008-09-01 07:29 pm (UTC)
It's good to know that you're okay. I know you are far enough inland that generally you're in good shape, but it's good to have that confirmed.
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