One of the most valuable lessons i’m learning here in New Orleans is to look up. Now, for those of you who know me, or have taught me in a dance class, you know that one of my chronic problems is staring at the ground. But one of the first days we were here, the chairman of the New Orleans YAV board was telling us that it’s important in New Orleans to always look up, because since it’s a city, so many people have beautiful hanging gardens instead of planted gardens.
It’s actually also very ironic because the sidewalks here are SO TERRIBLE, so honestly if you don’t look down at least once or twice, you’ll probably trip and fall flat on your face.
But yesterday we had the opportunity to take another walking tour of the French Quarter and learn a little bit more about the history, and I told myself that this time, I was going to look up more than look down. I think it worked out pretty well.
Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.