This is a photo taken from looking across the Mississippi River from Algiers Point toward the French Quarter at sunset. It captures the soul of place and the spirit of New Orleans as I am experiencing it right now. Golden moments like this one make everything feel alright.
On my evening walks here, I find so many gifts in the ordinary moments. This blue globe topped with the fleur-d-lis makes my heart smile every day. I know you're supposed to say "N'awlins" but this connects me to France and how I love to call it New Orléans in honor of Joan of Arc. Why I do not know. Just feels right to me, so I go with it.
This ordinary moment spoke to me of purity and protection, even and perhaps particularly in times when things are fuzzy and uncertain and our direction unclear. We are held in an infinite sphere of grace, ever expanding to meet us in our time of need.
What is your essential story of life? What is alive in you?
I hope this Soul of Place image has sparked a reconnection and remembrance for you today. I believe there is beauty to be found right here, right now, all around you and right there within you.