Tis a city of rich and very poor. Tis a city of joy and rebirth, one that holds your heart oh so gently. A place to grow, to experience, to live. New Orleans is not only Bourbon Street. The people and their resilience are wonderful. I take with me memories of friends both old and new, of cab drivers and parades, of music and art, of food and drink, of proud citizens and creative people. I will hold it close and allow the spirit of New Orleans to live within me. Until we meet again.