New Orleans at Christmas
John Strain and the Times Picyune give an update on things in the Big Easy
these days. While it seems clear that some remain unhappy
it's clear that different parts of New Orleans, even the New Orleans Police Department
are rebuilding themselves.
Rebuilding and becoming untraumatized from catastrophic events such as the near total destruction of a city is certainly never easy. It is easy to understand how people can, in frustration, vent their anger at just about anyone and anything. And in an age where telecommunications conveys the almost universal [yet] distorted perception that things resolve as quickly as they get disrupted, the expectations of people become all the more unrealistic and demanding.
Eventually, the Big Easy will one day again look like the image on the right [by Justin in 2001
] instead of that on the left [from NOLA.com
]. Would that it were now, but it isn't. Recovery shall, no doubt, take years but New Orleans' revival has, however already begun.