After dealing with so many tragic stories in the news lately, and being smack dab in the middle of yet another flooded rental, it was nice to see these pictures in the New Orleans' sky over several days last week. These messages from above came at the perfect time for me. It's always good to get some positive news, and what's better than words of inspiration in the midst of a beautiful blue sky!
For the first few days, it was a mystery who the good samaritan was behind these words in the sky. It was finally revealed that a New Orleans business owner, Frank Scurlock, was responsible for hiring the Kentucky-based skywriter, Nathan Hammond. Nathan is one of a handful of professional skywriters in existence.
Mr. Scurlock said that he hired the skywriter to remind people that goodness will prevail if you let it. Nathan was hired to spread some joy over the city for 10 days, with three messages per day. So how much does it cost to spread this kinda joy? It's been estimated to cost between $20,000-$25,000 so far, and Scurlock has plans for the skies of Baton Rouge in the near future. Beyond that, he has even bigger plans. According to a recent article, Scurlock "has a big concern for the violence that has been going on locally and nationally, and this has a local scope and hopefully a future national scope".
Just goes to show, there are still good things (and people) in the world. This guy earns my "heroes" label. Now where did I put my sunglasses? The future is bright, and love is in the air!
Hasta luego ... until then. Mid-Life Cruising!