Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Midday In The Garden Of Good And Evil*

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Mardi Gras is, after all, a morality play. You get to blow out all your libertine inclinations, commit the sins of the flesh until you are drained empty, for tomorrow (actually today, Ash Wednesday) you must repent. Interesting concept: today you are allowed to be bad because tomorrow you are required to be good.

This played out in the parade staging area. I asked His Holiness for a blessing and a photo. He said he could offer me a drink but the cooler was back on his group's float. The picture was okay regardless.

* I'm sorry. Couldn't resist. The devil must have made me do it.

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6 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

After seeing your photos, I think that the people of St. Louis are ready for the baseball season to start so that they will have the Cardinals to occupy their energy and leisure time.

Olivier said...

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll ;o)) au Carnaval tout le monde se melange et tout le monde est egal. C'est un superbe carnaval.

cieldequimper said...

I have always thought it extremely interesting that one could sin and then repent so that all would end well.
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist.
:-)

Steffe said...

I have never sinned. But that's only because I an an atheist, so I can do as I please!

Bibi said...

Wonderful shots...I always wondered what Ciel did...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love all your previous comments on this one Bob!! Steffe's made me laugh out loud (sorry I never have been able to lol!!)