OK. The situation in New Orleans is so bad that I am veering into "brain cannot process magnitude of tradgedy" territory. You know when something is just so overwhelmingly bad you sort of shut down. I don't want to shut down so I'm trying not to. But the news is just so overwhelming.
And, in terms of pure selfishness, in addition to being flabbergasted and heavy-hearted over what the people in the South are experiencing, for myself I am sad I never visited New Orleans. I will never see it now, because it will never, ever be the same. It might never even be, it's so devastated.
I continue to feel for the children and the people who've been separated from friends and family. How can you not.