Heart Like Water, A New Book By Reporter Joshua Clark
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I wouldn't. I would show it.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Malcom X and Neal Cassady
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. That America continues to ignore the wetlands erosion crisis in Louisiana.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Anyone who has returned to New Orleans, and all those that are not able to.
March 17, 2009Finally I cry. When for so long there was no time but to hold tight to the smile. Four years after the planes fell out of an ordinary September sky and the fire came to America, the water came to New Orleans. This time, sky shook the Earth, ocean rose above the land, and water filled eight-tenths of our city like it does the human heart.
Clouds shifting through attic roofs, through all the holes that could only have been made with little fists from the inside. The moaning houses, once homes, people crawling through them, collapsed like cardboard boxes, upon their first return. An amethyst sky holding its line against ash land once... see more