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Ridin’ on the City of New Orleans

Posted by schroeder915 on December 17, 2005

Riding on the train they call the City of New Orleans on his way to a benefit show at Tipitinas, Arlo Guthrie described his feelings after his home in Florida was destroyed in 2004, and after sharing his own grief with others in his community:

The hopes and dreams of people that get caught up in these disasters don’t always get fixed.

And for those wondering how they can help, Guthrie offers this wisdom:

Love now. Live now. Serve now. Do it now. The understanding will come at some point.

And, by the way, I’ve ridden on the City of New Orleans a couple of times. I recommend it. You get to meet a lot of good people who don’t drive, fly, or take buses. It’s a very special slice of America.

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