Southern Love

As i was leaving, after my first trip back to check on things, I noticed the search and rescue marking date was 9-11 and thought it was just too much of a double whammy to leave all garish on the faces of my houses. I know it\'s silly, but i kinda feel like old houses have their own personalities. There was a gallon of pink paint in the bushes but all the brushes had floated away; so i used a lil rag and my fingertips to paint these hearts that just seemed the natural southern love spell to cast. Each time i would return home over the next year, there would be notes tucked into the broken screen door saying how much this lil symbol of hope was appreciated. Now, I kinda feel like they protect me..............................................................................................................................................\r\n\r\n\r\nHere is a copy of one of those notes...it was written in a bulky male handwriting on the back of a Mapquest printout with directions from Hattiesburg to Poydras St..............\r\n\r\n11/19\r\nthank you for the heart you painted. work for Verizon in Massachusetts and have been on the gulf coast for six weeks. have seen a lot but cannot fathom the pain the people here are going through. saw your heart and was struck with the thought that love and the hand of God will persevere.\r\nthanks,\r\nJohn

Citation

Zalia Beville, “Southern Love,” Hurricane Digital Memory Bank, accessed November 20, 2019, http://hurricanearchive.org/items/show/43061.