Last Night in New Orleans

I have not shared posting for a while, so here is just a tide-over. There are lots of stories I am working on that I will be sharing in the coming weeks and months.

It’s my last night in New Orleans. This was one of my reunion destinations, I was catching-up with a friend I had not seen for fifteen years. Rekindling was, for me, a true healing experience. I can’t explain to old friends just how unconnected I had become from everyone around me. My mental state just two years ago I could only describe as having been mentally ill. So when I have these experiences of plugging-in to friends who had been very dear to me in the past and the feelings from years ago come rushing back, they work towards creating an oasis in me where many thorns had taken-over. I had this experience in Rhode Island, near Atlanta, and again here in New Orleans.

Tonight I’m getting ready to leave in the morning, this trip cut-short by some family issues I need to attend back in Canada. My final reunion destination of Austin, Texas will need to be postponed and I will plan to fly there for it when I can.

I’m a bit like a cat. I seem to become melancholy when I am getting ready to leave a place. In this case too, I’m not carrying-out the final leg of this journey as planned.

Those of you who have heard me sing will notice that this video is not my usual tone or register. At present I have a cold that is altering my sound and this is a very gentle and high recording I did a few minutes ago of Purcell’s “Dido’s Lament”. If you’d like to hear what I more usually sound like, you can find “Singing (Me)” in the categories, just click on that.

If you get this blog by email, click on the title in blue to open it in a browser so you can view this video.

Thanks for listening!
Darren

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