life is going on all around, anyway

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We woke up this morning, after yesterday’s very sad news,  to discover the spectacular photos on The Big Picture of the wild, imaginative pre-Lenten celebrations that have been going on around the world, from Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Carnival in Brazil, Bolivia, Tenerife, Santa Domingo, Haiti, Venice, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Switzerland. There was even one last weekend in the tiny settlement of Helvetia, West Virginia a few days before our friend Eleanor Mailloux passed away. We can hear Eleanor’s voice in our heads telling us to join the celebrations, make stuff, LIVE!

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With thanks to the many friends who wrote and called about Eleanor.

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One Response to life is going on all around, anyway

  1. Elizabeth 03.10.2011 at 3:10pm #

    Thank you for this post and for your memoriam — what a wonderful, wonderful woman.

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