May 23, 2007
Dear Family and Friends,
She fascinates me. Seventy-seven days have passed quickly in N
My love affair with her will be like any relationship, I’m sure. There will be days when she frustrates me. There will be days when I wonder why I’m here. But for now, our honeymoon is strong.
And maybe soon, she’ll let me get to second base. I want to uncover her secrets. Because the glimpses she’s given me have been nothing short of magical.
I’ve seen musicians make a tired baby dance, but work for dollars in a bucket. Who, now, in 2007, must remind patrons that a dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to.
I’ve swum at sunrise in a hidden French Quarter pool.
I’ve heard ghost stories about the oldest bar in
And the red beans and rice? You haven’t eaten red, beans and rice until you’ve come to
I’ve had a woman living in
I’ve drank a beer and a coffee on the same day in the middle of the same street. The beer just before noon, the coffee just before midnight.
“We do things a little differently down here,” New Orleanians say.
Much like love, New Orleans has broken many hearts in recent years. I’ve seen that human spirit is much stronger than I initially imagined it could be, and this has been nothing short of life-altering.
So please don’t sell
She’s too amazing for me to be selfish.