I'm in Dallas, TX at my Aunt & Uncle's home where I just finished a delicious warm meal accompanied by many glasses of deliciously chilled Chardonnay. It's wonderful and rejuvenating to be back in air conditioned comfort but my heart is broken, maybe beyond repair for my city. I want to believe that New Orleans will be back but right now it just seems so unfathomable. I'm torn between my civic desire for a glorious rebirth and a knee jerk impulse to flee. I'm going to rest and recuperate here a few more days then I'm headed to austin to meet up with a bunch of you guys to make some hard decisions.
I feel blessed to be alive and for all of my friends and family to have made it out alive. No matter what people decide to do it's nice that we're all still here.