This afternoon I went to the French Quarter Festival, and laid down my burdens... down by the riverside. I danced with the Cajuns and the Mardi Gras Indians, and grooved with the funky festival goers. I ate crawfish and alligator and bread pudding and boudin.
Next week I will lay down my burdens by the oceanside.
I'm sure I'll pick a few of them back up at the end... but hopefully the vacation will make them lighter and easier to bear.