Inspiration Monday: Andrei Codrescu

“This is the time when the part of you that is music overcomes the part of you that is silence. This is when music rules the fools. It’s Mardi Gras in New Orleans, ladies and gentlemen, and the good times roll, and you might as well roll with them because there is only music to hold on to.” –Andrei Codrescu, “New Orleans, Mon Amour, Twenty Years Of Writing From The City” Continue reading Inspiration Monday: Andrei Codrescu

Inspiration Monday: Joan Didion

Because it’s the day of the week we need it most…. “I’m not telling you to make the world better, because I don’t think that progress is necessarily part of the package. I’m just telling you to live in it. Not just to endure it, not just to suffer it, not just to pass through it, but to live in it. To look at it. To try to get the picture. To live recklessly. To take chances. To make your own work and take pride in it. To seize the moment.” ~ Joan Didion Continue reading Inspiration Monday: Joan Didion

Happy Mardi Gras

(Photo from my 2009 Mardi Gras Flickr set.) If Ever I Cease To Love In a house, in a square in a quadrant In a street, in a lane, in a road. Turn to the left on the right hand You see there my true love’s abode I go there a courting, And cooing to my love like a dove; And swearing on my bended knee, If Ever I Cease To Love, May sheep-heads grow on apple trees, If Ever I Cease To Love. Chorus: If Ever I Cease To Love, If Ever I Cease To Love, May the moon … Continue reading Happy Mardi Gras

purple,green, gold

she joined the rabble rousers in a street dance of abandon on a night made of fantasy purple, green, gold jesters and skeletons and dominatrix with a whip fleur de lis and masked revelers drunken wet kisses, blonde hair in disarray, eyes glazed with desire, to be, to love to live dancing on a tabletop in a room of pulsing light and gyrating bodies that validate her wild and secret nature for one night, in one place suspended forever in her psyche ~~~ 3 Word Wednesday: Disarray Rabble Validate Continue reading purple,green, gold