Nola.com has been hosting monthly photo contests. This month’s theme is “Echoes of Katrina”. I’m participating again this month. I’ve become a fan! What can I say?! The city just intrigues me. We–New Orleans and I–have a curious relationship, I guess you could say. Sometimes I want to draw close. Sometimes it frightens me. Sometimes I like what I see. Sometimes I want to run away.
New Orleans definitely has its own unique thing going on–in terms of style, history, culture, possibility, and so much more. I would love to see the City continue to run with it.
As a matter of fact, I would like to help to give it wings to fly!
This photo is one of a gentleman sitting on the front porch of his newly remodeled solar powered home in New Orleans. I didn’t feel like I was doing any body justice by taking pictures of all the houses I saw that were still ravaged from the storm. I wanted to show some images that brighten my day, that help me to feel hopeful. I feel empowered when I see this photo. I want the people of and from New Orleans to shine!
And now a poem….
I could say
How some parts of the town were like war zones
How I wanted to cry
And my heart wanted to hide
How I became concerned about myself
Would I be able to stand it?
Would I be able to walk away? Whole?
But, at the end of the day I say
Show me the Sun, Show me the Sun
I will stay if you can Show me the Sun, Show me the Sun
I will find a way if you can Show me the Sun.