“If you love me, you have to love all the things about me…”
New Orleans is a town of extremes. To me, things here tend to be either REALLY awesome or REALLY awful. There’s not a lot of mediocre or just “so-so” stuff here – which drives people to have strong opinions about the place. You either love it or hate it. It’s not all good, but if you REALLY love it here you just take things in stride and muddle through the bad stuff – knowing secretly that even with the bad stuff you are luckier than most to be able to live here. August is one of those challenges. But with a properly adjusted perspective, you can see it as “charming.” Well, I try to anyway.