11:27. PM. A life passes. First, mourning. Then, acceptance. Finally, the joy of remembering. This picture was made today. You know me. The work is the prayer. The prayer is the joy.
Indian funerals. They are like nothing you’ve ever seen. If you get a chance to go, you should go. They are spiritual. They are magical. And, the are colorful. Keep in mind this is a very sacred event. Respect what you see. Respect who you see. And, pay your respects to the person who has […]
” We just go to school and hope we don’t die that day.” Seventeen. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Parkland, Florida. United States of America.
Roses. For the City of Manchester, Ariana Grande, her band, crew and staff. And, of course her fans and their parents. For the first responders. For all of England. For the rest of the world. And, for you. And, me. There will be millions of words written about the bombing at the arena in Manchester […]
Jazz Funerals. I’m really starting to dislike that term. They are funerals. They are about death. They are about mourning. They are about understanding that all things must pass. And, that we in New Orleans accept that death as part of life. We mourn. We celebrate. If you are visiting and want to see our culture […]
Scene from the jazz funeral and second line for Big Chief Bo Dollis. It’s a little bit mourning, it’s a little bit celebration. And, a lot of dancing. Central City, New Orleans. RIP Big Chief Bo Dollis.
Surrounded by color. Jazz funeral and massive second line parade for Big Chief Bo Dollis of The Wild Magnolias. Central City, New Orleans. RIP Big Chief Bo Dollis
“Our goal tonight is not to make sense of this because there is no sense to be made of it.” — Jon Stewart “Don’t be Denied.” — Neil Young
Most of you know that last week was a bit rough. Anytime you attend two funerals in one week, you know it’s rough. But, today the sun sort of shined in a little different way. We were out looking for pictures, when I decided to pass through Treme. There are local jazz musicians hanging out […]