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Life Altered

Life altering. I heard that a lot the weekend before Katrina hit. It's hard to believe that was just one week ago. Other words and phrases I heard and thought about in advance of the storm: catastrophic, devastating, tragedy.

All of those words are reality now for me, my family and hundreds of thousands of others in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Today was the first day that I saw television footage of the storm and its aftermath. I was already overwhelmed with sadness and worry. I didn't think it could get worse but it has.

I wonder where we will end up. I wonder what will happen to all the families that are being taken out of the city we all know and love so much.

I am down right now and so is my city. But I will survive and so will New Orleans. We will both be very different forever.

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ladymeow
Sep. 3rd, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
*praying for you*
silverdee
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that.
weelisa
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
When I was at my in-laws the other night, I saw footage for the first time and I found it so appalling and upsetting.

I can't even begin to imagine how I would feel if that were my home town...
silverdee
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
It's weird to see all the footage and know where so many of the locations are. It's wrenchingly personal to see stores, streets and offices that I know so well. I work right next door to the Superdome and the Hyatt. People I know are in the Hyatt with Mayor Nagin gutting it out to get the city running again. I feel guilty being away from it but what could I really do if I was there?
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silverdee
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for offering to help. Who knows? I may be relocating in your neck of the woods depending on what happens with Juannie's job.
beccak1961
Sep. 3rd, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Me too, but I'm so glad you're okay!
silverdee
Sep. 4th, 2005 09:22 am (UTC)
Becca, I am glad you and your family are safe. Good luck in your new home!
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