Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A city's song

One thing I've noticed about New Orleans is it doesn't seem to compete.  It abides.  It doesn't bother to compare itself to other places.  It celebrates itself with reference to nothing outside its boundaries.  If I may quote the greatest American poet:

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, 
And what I assume you shall assume, 
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."

That's Whitman talking but it may just as well be the collective chorus of New Orleans, Louisiana, US of A.





2 comments:

Anita said...

Bravo! Very well said.

Whalehead King said...

That didn't take long. I just responded to your last comment. Thanks. My eyes are open and my ears are bent.

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