new orleans in june



“In New Orleans in June the air is heavy with sex and death, not violent death but death by decay, overripeness, rotting, death by drowning, suffocation, fever of unknown etiology.”

Joan Didion, South and West


I text J., write New Orleans is beautiful and broken and frightening in the way mysterious and awe-inducing things are sometimes frightening, and humid and colourful, all destroyed streets and people on their front porches, all syrupy-sweet slowness, all History and violence, and I am humbled by her.



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