Wednesday, May 6, 2009

25 Things That Inspire Me to Create Jewelry - #14 New Orleans

#14 New Orleans

New Orleans is the very soul of America as far as I am concerned. It is a place where many cultures converge to create a city that celebrates life to the fullest through it's people's unique history, music, art, food, literature, architecture and of course the way it celebrates with Mardi Gras.

I've visited New Orleans 5 times once for Mardi Gras and 4 times more to remind myself that there is so much beauty in the world and not to miss a instant of it. I remember reading an article in the paper once and a writer from The Crescent City was asked if it bothered him that the life expectancy of the average New Orleanian was 65. The guy's reply was something like, " I don't mind at all. I've done more in my life than the average person and if I die tomorrow I'll die happy."

So there you have it. Embrace life, make the most of every second weather it's bad times or good because we might not be here tomorrow.

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