Monday, July 30, 2007

Here's the view we saw Sunday afternoon of the Pass Christian harbor.
We drove along the beach highway to the new BSL bridge. It's durn remarkable to see this giant bridge re-built in less than two years. Two more lanes will open in the coming months. BSL shows areas of recovery, then places so pitiful that you wonder how the residents can stand living there.*

We stopped at the Mockingbird Cafe for a sandwich but the kitchen closed earlier in the afternoon. I stared at the table where I sat with Songbird when she visited. Outside on the porch, I looked at the will smama table confused that someone else sat there. Go home and get your own table! That one is the will smama table, girlfriend!

Traveling back toward home, we stopped at Shaggy's in Pass Christian. Sitting on the breezy deck beach side while listening to music made me feel NORMAL for the first time in months, maybe almost two years.

Look out to the Gulf and the beach, things look normal. Not touched by a killer hurricane. Look to the north and you see signs of ravaged homes, broken riprap and destruction.

Felt like a vacation,

St. Casserole


Sue said...

Love you St. C.

1-4 Grace said...

(((((st. cass)))))

cheesehead said...

I want my own table.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Oh the sweet breeze
that wafts in from the sea,
washes over my pain
cleansing, comforting me.

And music cocoons
my spirit with rest.
Dare I let go the reins
of past's terrible test?

And they slip, just a bit
as I breathe a deep sigh
praying Jesus, sweet Lord
fill me up with your light.

Lorna said...

one day :)

thanks for the hope that this brings

Songbird said...

Can we go to Shaggy's next time?

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Dammit...I want to meet you so bad.

Mary Beth said...

Thanks be for some normal.

love ya.

Cathy said...

It's so nice to hear you are starting to feel some normalcy around you. Must give you the sense that things are slowly but surely getting back bit by bit.

LadyBurg said...

Glad you had a little normal.

I totally understand about the tables. I have a few special ones too. Wish we could reserve them for memories forever.