Can someone explain to me what happened? Me and Ash came here, bought a house, became part of the community, settled down. Made a lot of friends, our kids made a lot of friends. It was HOME.
Then Ash died. It will be a year soon. People started to move away. The community fell to pieces. What happened?
In the past month, 3 weeks really, at least 3 important bloggers announced they are moving within the next few weeks. One of my very good friends (a rollergirl) moved to Slidell. My neighbors moved to Prytania St and left the house empty. There is nobody on the other side of my house either. At least one other blogger (my best friend at the moment, I would say) might be forced to move in August. WTF?
What happened to "we will never leave New Orleans"? What happened to all the humorously arrogant criticism of people living north of Georgia?
It feels like the death of blogger community in New Orleans. After Ash died they became my family. I did not keep in touch as much as I should have, true. But now this family is leaving too. Everybody who knew Ash and everything related to Ash is leaving. Maybe it was just a crazy three-year flight of fighting for New Orleans resurrection and now people care more about their personal lives and issues rather then the common effort.
I am not saying you should not do what you need to do but you people have to admit that a year ago, you wanted to stay here and bitch about Nagin. Now you want to move and lead a happy life. Everything changed.
For me, this just might be the end of a 10-year-old flight.