October 1, 2007
This video is of a man people called The Rev Burton. He was from Pearlington, MS, the town the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over as it made its final landfall. The Reverend had not evacuated. As the waters rose and flooded his home, he let the waters lift him into a tree where he clung for hours …singing (see “Singing From a Tree”).
This video is of him singing from amid the ruins of his home. The words are sung by a man who has lost everything …yet hasn’t. This video is priceless (and one could not have scripted a better car to drive by when it did).
The Reverend’s voice is no longer with us. He left for his heavenly home in January of 2007. His earthly home never got rebuilt.
The video: The Reverend
Thanks to Wendy Frost for capturing this.