02 July 2007

big cities

there was a book, but i can't find it. i was in borders last weekend wasting time and looking at the travel guides: mexico, egypt, carribean... i pulled a huge book from the shelf, it was called "the big cities" and it was an overview with pictures of like 200 of the world's biggest cities. i opened at the beginning and there on the second or third page of the book was a full-page photo of chalmette, the tiniest nothing city. it was quite a shock because it didn't belong at all and there it was: the corner of paris rd and genie street. a corner i've passed a million times in my life. it was, of course, a katrina photo. a man pulling a little boat down the street in front of walgreens and leon's army surplus. it's still so weird, what happened.

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