Monday, March 10, 2008

Do you know what it means?


Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? I know the feeling. It is also a song written by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter. According to Wikipedia, it was first heard in the above clip from the 1947 movie, New Orleans, where it is performed by Louis Armstrong and sung by Billie Holiday.

I miss New Orleans for many reasons. The smell, food, to-go cups and music. But I particularly miss a friend. A friend of nearly 16 years who nurtures my spirit, makes me laugh and lets me be quiet. A friend who walks along with me and sees colors, shapes and stories waiting to be captured by a camera.

A friend who gives great hugs. When I think about missing New Orleans, part of what I miss are those hugs.

Please join in the music. It always sounds so much better when there is a choir.

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial




Please bear with me. I've still got stories to share from visiting The Hague last month and now a whole new crop of tales. I'm still recovering from Saturday night's extremely turbulent flight. The one that involved the little white bag that is in the seat pocket.

12 comments:

Mariposa said...

I always miss home too every time I travel...

Love this song!

Flower Child said...

Great song. And I do fondly recall dancing with the great hugger at your wedding. Glad you had a chance to visit with him.

painted maypole said...

he sure does give good hugs. ;)

Thalia's Child said...

I can't believe I've never heard this song before.


You know, if you keep this up, Beaker and I might have to go to New Orleans as our belated honeymoon, instead of Boston...

Lilacspecs said...

Good song. Glad you got to enjoy the company of a good friend.

jientje said...

I love that kind of music, especially when you feel a little bit blue!
I hope you feel better soon! I joined in again this week too, it'sfun!

citizen jane said...

Great song and even better version of it.

How lovely to have such a great friend -- and even lovelier for you to share just a bit of him with us.

Fourier Analyst said...

Glad you had fun. Great music today!! Sorry about the flight back. Looking forward to more of your pics!
Gale force winds this afternoon. Really, you took the sun back with you!! Hugs all round.

Ambassador said...

You trying to make me cry?

I miss you loads and loads already. Thanks for the late night and early morning chats...we almost solved all the world's problems this week! My friends adore you and want you to return very soon.

A hug for you until you come back again! Love, Ken

cablegirl said...

Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday? Wow, does it really get better than that?

Hilary said...

Hey, I chose Billie Holiday, too! Linguini of the mind!

(That is one of CableGirl and my many silly private jokes)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Darn, the video doesn't seem to be available now. I'm glad you had such a nurturing visit!