Friday, April 29, 2011
Happy Royal Wedding Day!
I want to extend the best of wishes to William and Kate on the day of their Royal Wedding! I think it's awesome today that the whole world is watching and celebrating royalty today. Yes, there's a lot of buzz about the dresses, the hats, the flowers, and all the pagentry that goes along with it, but I think the thing that is most important in events like these and about the Carnival Balls and pagentry that we throw here in New Orleans is the display of beauty and poise and class that is so different from the overuse of sexuality and crudeness that is so prevelant in film, television, and music today. It's so important for young people to have good role models with manners and class who have true respect for themselves. That's what all the pomp and circumstance is really about. That's why I think it's such a wonderful experience for young girls to be part of Carnival Balls and such that we have here because you have to have a sense of poise and dignity to participate in those sorts of events. I think these sorts of ceremonial events also give people a connection and real show of their history and culture. So many young people feel disconnected, but having a sense of place and history and connecting to that can give someone a true sense of place in the world. Our history is part of our identity. And today is history in the making! God Save the Queen!