Thursday, February 10, 2011

Planet of New Orleans

The people who live in New Orleans are curious specimens.  They don't recognize tragedy.  They celebrate joy.  They look forward to the next season and all the bounty it will bring.  New Orleans is curious.  It is funny.  It is not humorous, just odd, a little off kilter, a little out of bounds if you recognize boundaries.  Puzzle as much as you like.  Philosophize.  Consult your Tarot and textbooks.  You won't find New Orleans defined in any treatise.  It is a world of its own, a parcel of planet that hews to its own heliocentric conception.  The sun rises in New Orleans every day.  It shines.  The city is showered and impregnated with 14 karat gold.

Eat your fill and feast your eyes and spirit.

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