As I have crisscrossed New Orleans' cityscape, I haven't witnessed much that troubles me no matter how much I read the newspaper. New Orleans is atmospheric but it doesn't give me the heebie-jeebies or the shudders. It is probably the least scary place in which I have ever lived aside from my boyhood home in suburban Connecticut. While the businesses and shades of people's skins are somewhat different from what I grew up with, St. Bernard Avenue is little different from Main Street in Ridgefield, Conn.
I wouldn't say New Orleans needs a super hero. It wouldn't hurt to give the city a more positive spin, however.
|"New London needs a hero" c. 2005. Courtesy of its current owner, Tambria Moore of that same city.|
It is good to live in New Orleans. It refreshes the spirit and puts pep in your step. There are secrets here but there are also joys to be milked that no other city on earth can offer.