Wednesday, August 31, 2005

the Peanut lives!

reading OGIC's post in About Last Night, with its reference to Bean Central Time brought on a little pang of homesickness - because i never got to see the Bean/Peanut unveiled in its glory before i left, but can imagine the glorious vision of the Chicago skyline and the lakeshore and the peculiarly intense blue of the summer sky reflected in its oddly shaped surface, and it is gorgeous. (the Peanut was still having its seams polished away when i left, in June.)

summer has come and passed
the innocent can never last
wake me up when september ends

as my memory rests
but never forgets what i lost
wake me up when september ends


Wake Me Up When September Ends, Greenday, American Idiot

reading about Katrina's effect on the Gulf Coast of the US rouses quite a different set of emotions - i feel more and more these days like some sort of honourary American (disloyal, i know, but there you have it - and yes, you can stop laughing now, you know who you are -- -wink-), and hearing about the death and destruction this Cat 3 storm (Cat 4, when she hit louisiana) has left in her wake is quite horrifying. add to that the fact that i've been to new orleans and like the city very much, and it makes me extremely sad (and angry, but what is the point of being mad at a natutal disaster?) that this has befallen them.

from the Times:

Peter Teahen, the national spokesman for the American Red Cross, said: "We are looking now at a disaster above any magnitude that we've seen in the United States. We've been saying that the response is going to be the largest Red Cross response in the history of the organization."

2 Comments:

At 8:13 PM, August 31, 2005, Blogger Staff said...

You are a natural. Is journalism in your future?

 
At 11:10 PM, August 31, 2005, Blogger J. said...

steven: thanks :) no journalism in the foreseeable future, but then again you never know. ;)

everyone: sorry, no more anonymous comment-ing. comment spam is a bitch, no? :(

 

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