Enjoy a few photos of Mardi Gras celebrations from a few years back.
"Look after the senses and the sounds will look after themselves." Lewis Carroll
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll
and "In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."
Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901.
"What we play is life." Louis ArmstrongWhat a wonderful world.
"I'd rather be a little weird than all boring."
"Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once." Chris Rose
"You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."
"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
I ask you which queen is the sweetest? The one above or this one below?
"She who saves a single soul, saves the universe."
"Our dreams drive us so. One after another. Jasmine sprung bravely from the fertile soil of our suffering. And who can live without dreams? Who loves their brief, sweet passage? Dum vivimus, vivimus. While we live, let us live."
David V. Lentz
Mardi Gras in it's usual fashion of course has been cancelled, but the folks there are still celebrating from their front porches! Here's what I captured from the news this morning.
Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person I know that loves clowns, and not the ones depicted in horror films. But the kind like this one.
I bought this charming clown in a quaint little shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Who star the world with laughter
Who ring the rafters with a fine jest
Who make the world spin on its merry way
And somehow add more beauty to each day.
God Bless all clowns
So poor the world would be
Lacking their piquant touch, hilarity
Their belly laughs, the ringing, lovely mirth
That makes a friendly place of this earth.
taken from my book
Clown Paintings by Diane Keaton
I'll be looking for those trees of green, while wishing away winter, hoping you all are experiencing happy days and warmth! Spring is coming.
Thank you for your visit,
Take good care of you.