While you read this, I will be at Mardi Gras. In New Orleans. Two things happened about a year ago this time. First, I was just about the lowest I have ever felt. You don't need the story. You've heard the story. What's important was I felt very low and I needed something to raise my energy. To get me excited. At the same time, I was becoming reacquainted with an old friend who, during the in between years, had begun making a habit of going to Mardi Gras. She had an entire community of other friends who went too. They wore costumes and threw beads besides only catching them.
In other words, I had the opportunity not only to go to Mardi Gras, but to go and be in the company of aficionados. It is a bucket lister. A unique opportunity combined with the chance to photograph one of the places on my top 5 list, one on my top 20 and another on my top 100. Plus I get to visit with an old friend and make new ones!
I really want to tell you about it and I will, but right now?
I'm living it.