Say prayers for them; and if there is anything you can do, act….

Tropical Affair

In less than a week, the most devasting flooding in decades has overtaken the beloved city of my youth. And I have seen hardly a news report about it. Thousands will lose their homes, their memories, yet will be thankful to be left with their families alive, filled with gratitude for their friends and a new tomorrow to rebuild from the rubble. While I live away from home now, my heart aches for family and friends there who struggle with the truth staring them in the face. And I wonder where the compassion of the world at large has disappeared to. Is the apathy because this storm bore no name to fame it? Now being labeled a worse disaster than hurricane Katrina, the cruel hand of devastation has once more left its fingerprint on the Southland. Pray for Louisiana. Pray for its humanity.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Forgotten/Louisiana

  1. dweezer19 says:

    Thank you Kate. I appreciate your sincere compassion.

  2. loisajay says:

    It is newsworthy in my local (Florida) newspaper and the Red Cross is headed that way. We have many churches here that have vans loaded up with supplies for the residents of LA. They are a people that never give up on their beautiful state.

    • Yes, I should think it would be newsworthy on a local level. A number of years ago the PNW had snow on Christmas that shut down airports, and most cars were not driving. Portland was hardest hit, with people stranded at the airport for many days, and yet no one heard about it. Seattle was inconvenienced for about 30 hours, and they made the news…. Here, markets did not get deliveries, people were walking and sharing (not unlike stories you heard during the NYC blackouts), bakeries did well…

      BTW, sorry I am responding late. I am not getting my notices from zenkatwrites!

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