Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New Orleans Quote of the Day

Our hearts go out to the victims of Katrina and we are glad to know that most are not falling prey to despair, but are actually ready to get on with their lives. One of the best examples of this "get on with life" attitude was provided yesterday, in a remark made by a man who had just lost everything that he had. It's nice to know that amidst all of the destruction left by Katrina, in New Orleans, some people can still smile. This man, who was being interviewed on TV, put the whole New Orleans recovery effort into perspective, with this observation.

"Hey. If we can clean this city up every year after Mardi Gras, cleanin' this up ought'ta be a snap."

Ok, so it's a little overstated. But having been there at the end of Mardi Gras, I have to admit that there is certainly a ring of truth to that statement. It also tells you a lot about the resilience of the people of New Orleans.

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