Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...



I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

An amazing thing has happened....

I have stopped tearing now.  I am still shaking.

I received an invitation to join a haven for street performers, artists, musicians, and other creative people inventing their lives, here in New Orleans.  I am stunned by this turn of fortune.  I can not wrap my head around it yet...  The generosity is of this is beyond my experience.

I am looking at my belongings and thinking about what I have to do to get down there.  Weather will be good for the next two days, then rain for three, then a clear weekend...

Still shaking, can not sit still.... more later.

1 comment:

  1. This city & the way it will take you in is amazing! The people here are wonderful & when they accept you as their own that's it you are! That's what happened to me..one day looking for a place to read, the next reading at 2 stores & being treated as a member of the family!!! May be that's why I love NOLA so much. Congrats to You :-)

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