It may seem trivial, but i cant refer to this hurricane as Katrina. Katrina happens to be the name of one of my closest, most beloved and most missed friends. It hurts that such a name should go into history as connected to such a monstrous disaster.
Alex Ross may have written that Beethoven and Dylan produced the only music that "makes sense" when such a disaster as this occurs. But i would add Thomas Tallis. Nobler expressions than his Ave Dei Patris Filia are very rare.
Its difficult to mourn when you dont know and simply cant understand the scope of the disaster.
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