Oh, NOLA! How you grabbed my heart!
I just went on a 5 day trip to New Orleans with a best friend following the end of the Hudson Valley season...and what a trip it was! I found myself rejuvenated by the energy of the streets, the music tumbling out from every corner, fantastic food and drinks, amazingly engaging people, and architecture that took me back to the Tennessee Williams-inspired romances of my youth. Was a glorious time for my friend and I, a time of renewal and thought, joy and new perspectives.
I'd like to do a writing retreat there, and am going to apply for grants to do so. I found the energy so inspiring, like there were new stories pouring out of my soul and a great dance in my step.
I hope to carry some of that with me into whatever comes next.