On Magazine Street over margaritas and sherry-soaked scallop tacos, a New Orleans friend put it this way: “we are drinking people with a parading problem”.
He was talking about his relatively local wheelbarrow parade, but he might have meant the city itself. It’s a town that loves to dance in its streets.
Our friends are among the many who lost their home to flood waters after Hurricane Katrina. They embody strength and resilience, like the oaks of Audubon Park, and fill their lives with joy and work and meaning. And parades.
In a weekend of highlights, here’s a good one: a parade of the Mardi Gras Indians at Jazzfest- taken on my iphone. Let the good times roll!