Only Here

New Orleans is a neighborhood of dichotomies. The drunk dances past the priest. The broke parade between the rich. Inequalities are inflated here. In a city where the young grow up fast and the old are desperate to be young again, soft spots are harder to come by. The truth is, its as easy to criticize New Orleans as it is to celebrate it. But all the celebrating and critique seems to me empty of perspective and representation that is gentler. Only Here is grace for a town on the brink.