Thursday, January 1, 2009
Theme Day - it's all in the catching
Today is theme day -- "Best photo of the year 2008". I chose this one because, when it is all said and done, it is Mardi Gras which best defines New Orleans -- it is a participation sport in which the whole city takes part. Some families have their decades old traditions. Other spend weeks planning a new Mardi Gras celebration -- a new parade, a new costume, a new set of friends.
When it is all said and done, everyone heads home with bags of beads and trinkets that they really have no use for. Six weeks later it is all in the trash or given to out of town relatives, or sold to a recycling shop.
Mardi Gras isn't so much about what you catch as how you catch it.
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