Skip to main content

View Diary: DKos Tour Series: Meteor Crater Landmark (Winslow, AZ) (135 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  you write like a. . . (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    cv lurking gf, RiveroftheWest

    a poet and certainly the prose is there. Thank you for such an interesting commentary and imagery, cv lurking gf. Wow! This community never fails to amaze me. I mean, the talented folks out there, and some of whom, like you, take time to post comments. I don't know where your evacu-vacation started from or when it did, but something tells me maybe Katrina and that area??? Anyway, I loved the philosophical/spiritual import of your message and thank you for posting same.

    Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

    by richholtzin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:01:29 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  You are too kind; thank you for those words. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      RiveroftheWest

      I, too, am impressed by the caliber of this community, including you.

      CV and I traveled the nation, 6000 miles 'round, starting on August 26th, 2005, a Saturday. Hurricane Katrina was predicted to hit New Orleans dead on, and our trip began driving bumper to bumper, seventy miles an hour, the highway flashing red as we sped the wrong way along with other evacuees heading toward Texas. We sat in a motel room Monday night after spending a day at Crawford protesting and meeting Cindy Sheehan, planning on coming home but instead, there on the television, we watched our city fill with water. A day later we began driving again, further west, and on through New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and on until we hit the East Coast and attended the protest in D.C. wearing t-shirts we'd made which read, "I'm from New Orleans and all I've got is this stupid president." Coming home could have been better too, if we'd kept up our guards and understood that just 'cause we were back and so were our neighbors, everything was not going to be alright for a while, and that some could not take it physically or mentally, and accidents would happen.

      Crashing Vor wrote some diaries about our return and has one he puts up yearly or as necessary about what is needed to prepare for emergencies. We've all, here in New Orleans, at Daily Kos, in the United States, the world, have been through so much since then that I don't believe it warrants revisiting. I've gone on too long as it is.

      I'd love to return again to the meteor crater and on to the Grand Canyon though. Some neighbors and we have discussed a trip together this time. Who knows? Your pictures and diary bring back some good memories I'd like them to share.

      "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

      by cv lurking gf on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 04:10:33 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  words and sentiments good enough. . . (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        RiveroftheWest, cv lurking gf

        for your own diary, cv lurking gf. I mean, the contents given what you said in this reply is what this community would like to read and hear more about. I, for one, will be the first to recommend such a diary, if you let me know it's coming out. I don't even care to add my own commentary, because that'd only spoil it. But know that this story is quite touching, quite real, and it pushes all the right buttons. So write! A diary. Meanwhile, you'll return to this neck of the woods some day and when you do get in touch with me via my profile's email. I used to be a tour operator and I know I can tighten your itinerary and get you to the right places and suggest a few you might want to skip. Thanks, again, for your wonderful posting, this commentary that you wrote. I trust live back there in the "Big Easy" is going better for you.

        Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

        by richholtzin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 04:28:39 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  I will keep in touch; thanks. Life is good (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          RiveroftheWest

          here. I moved to NOLA from mountain foothills, and as deeply ingrained as is that need, I love the people too much in this flat city. You should visit here, and CV and I will show you around. It's a pretty wonderful place.

          We may take you up on your generous offer; we and our neighbor girls a few doors down periodically fantasize about a road trip out west. If we can all get the money and time right, we'll be knocking on your door.

          "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

          by cv lurking gf on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 07:08:05 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  I'll be here. . . (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            cv lurking gf

            flat-land living is good, considering too many people crowd the high country and desert terrain these days. And whenever you're ready to mosey on out here, contact me at my profile email and I'll be happy to take a look at your schedule, consider your interests in what you want to see and do, and draft up an itin. 'Til then, you can always dream of vacations to come. Has to count for something, I'm thinking.

            Rich

            Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

            by richholtzin on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:34:48 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (126)
  • Community (53)
  • Republicans (35)
  • Environment (33)
  • 2016 (31)
  • Culture (30)
  • Memorial Day (30)
  • Elections (26)
  • Bernie Sanders (26)
  • Media (24)
  • Spam (21)
  • Climate Change (21)
  • GOP (21)
  • Civil Rights (20)
  • Education (20)
  • Labor (20)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (18)
  • Barack Obama (17)
  • Law (17)
  • Economy (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site