For a year now, New Orleanians have had to deal with despair, destruction, diaspora, and the death of their city, their past, and those they love.
You must watch Spike Lee’s beautiful documentary When the Levees Broke (which aired today and will air again September 1st, 7th, 10th, 11th, 16th, and 28th) but it will fuck you up. Make sure you have a large box of tissues nearby. Or try to break it up over several days, but if you do watch it all at once, you won’t be able to go for a walk or do anything without feeling the weight of water and all the dead cloaking you. Which may be a good thing. I want someone to sit W in a chair and make him watch it. How that man sleeps at night is beyond me.