"mardi gras is one of the best things in this world: it combines the amazing spirit of new orleans with music, friends, children, old people, booze, crawfish boils, beads, screaming, laughing, stumbling, masks, strategizing, saying ‘sidewalk side’ a lot, lights, floats, confusion, koozies, dancing, costumes, and a willingness to endure some pain and lose some sleep. time exists on another plane—each parade seems to hold a universe. in many ways, it makes me feel more alive and more like a child than anything else i know; i have never felt such pure joy from catching a plastic cup. it is something i find impossible to explain to those who have never been. and i could cry just thinking about how i have to wait a year to go back."
— littlepotato [please click through for mills’ post on photographing mardi gras!]