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A flood guage is seen in front of houseboats on the rising Atchafalaya River on May 15, 2011 in Henderson, Louisiana
Monday, May. 16, 2011

Open quoteWhy you are here is something you never even think about. You are this place.Close quote

  • a resident of a small Cajun community that will be engulfed with water when portions of a Louisiana spillway are opened to relieve pressure from the surging Mississippi River, on why he chose to live in a swamp
Photo: Mario Tama / Getty Images | Source: New York Times