When floods happen, people move, but when the waters recede some return, while others move in. Life goes on, because flooding, no matter how tragic the losses, is a part of life. It is a part of the delta, a legacy and a price for living by the river.
Right now, the delta is being hit again, but this time it isn’t Old Man River who is to blame. Lots of stories about this new flood, too; lots of cries of doom and destruction: Thousands are dead, exclaims the mayor, even while he has people on roofs listening in on radio;Katrina leaves a trail of death and destruction, says the papers, even while people desperately hope for a green cot in a dome in another city; The Mississippi coast is gone, says the governor, even as people pick through rubble and find a single shoe. The recovery will take years, says the President, even as the finger pointing and blaming has begun. Stories about looters and havoc and ruin and how nothing will be the same again.
From Seth Godin at Seth's Blog:
Free KnockKnock ebook now available
Knock Knock is now available for you to read for free. It's a short take on how to use the new online marketing tools to make any website work more effectively.
You'll notice on the second page of the PDF that there's a link that makes it easy to contribute to the Red Cross. I hope you'll take advantage of that.
Have you ever noticed how impossible and tedious it is to have a conversation with somebody who's only thinking of what's in it for them? What's true of people is also true of products.
I was ahead of the game in blogging about Katrina's aftermath, but if you missed it, you can view it here.