I have to admit that lately I’ve been feeling really homesick. I live in Las Vegas but was born in New Orleans. I recently saw a quote that truly resonated with me:
You can live in any city in the world. But New Orleans is the only city that lives in you.
Those are probably the truest words I’ve ever read. The city of New Orleans is not just a city, it’s a culture, a feeling, a community of people that have been through hard times and still find a way to pick themselves up and survive. They not only survive, they survive and continue to carry on the great traditions and cultures that make the city great.
I feel sad that I’ve kept my kids from experiencing the great traditions and cultures that I was able to thrive in as a child. The older I get, the longer I’m away, the more I resent being away and want to go back.
I cannot wait for my kids to experience their first Mardi Gras, walk through the French Quarter, sample the amazing cuisine, music, historical sites. I could go on and on.
I also want them to enjoy the simpler things such as spending a week at camp with the family, fishing, trawling, big family seafood boils, the warm waters of the Gulf.
I found a song that sums up how I feel quite simply:
The South by: The Cadillac Three
This is where I was born and this is where I’ll die……
It’s all about the south!