"If you are wondering how the people of New Orleans are faring these days, you might try the following: look around your living room and imagine that everything in it is slathered in mud and mold. Now consider what it would be like to don all manner of masks and other gear in order to go in there like a demolition worker and get rid of every last thing.
For some residents, only when they are carrying out this grim ritual do they come to terms with what the hurricane has wrought."
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Wrestling With Memories Amid Mounds of Trash - New York Times
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