Y’all may have noticed that I haven’t said anything here about New Orleans. Nor, after this brief comment, will I again.

I’ll do you all the courtesy of assuming that you feel as any decent human being would feel, and are giving what you are capable of giving, and I’ll assume you’re giving me the same courtesy. I’m an artist. I have no expertise or insight. I barely know how a levee works. I paint hamsters and talk to defective squirrels. So there is nothing I can say that will matter, that cannot be said better by those who actually know what the hell they’re talking about, and I’ll leave it up to them. The world needs my armchair generalling not at all.

And that’s all I have to say.

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