Dear Friends and Family, Colleagues and Clients,
As many of you have heard, I, James, Jackie, and Inner Makeup have relocated to the Crescent City, New Orleans. How synchronistic that the moon shape reflected upon us right now is that of a waxing crescent moon, the moon phase where, symbolically, a flower is just beginning to grapple with its surroundings. Indeed, this is New Orleans in a nutshell, or crescent. Sitting below sea level, and much closer to the earth, one finds himself surrounded by gigantic roots that burst through the concrete of sidewalks, intoxicated by blooming white flowers, and thrown back in time by the multitudinous structures, artifacts, and traditions that are not always easy to navigate. I wouldn’t be anywhere else. But…
As arresting and colorful as the spirit of nature is in NOLA, one can easily find himself arrested by the Dionysian ecstasies of New Orleans. That is why I am grateful to have found such a peaceful, protected edifice in which to live and work, a former Masonic Temple. Cory Walsh suggested as much that I would require the type of solid structuring in such a decadent city so as not to lose myself. In fact this building, 620 Opelousas, is a Cancer, the sign of love and protection, finished on June 28, 1925. The Masons themselves have always valued order, logic, and structure above all else. I’m in good spiritual company, and I look forward to seeing you in the Crescent City!