Editor: LaMora Simpson
“April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.”
― Marty Rubin
Gosh, where do I begin??? I hope I never see times like these again! (a good start, I think) I hope everyone is well and this miasma soon passes. Prudence (and society) dictates that we isolate ourselves as much as possible from physical interaction. While this is not my or your idea of fun, it is necessary for now. I have made a few and received some welcoming phone calls that lift my spirits from my fellow Enneadians. While we cannot seem to hug or shake hands, maybe this is a great time to reach out with other communication methods to: stay in touch, create deeper conversations, check on the health of a friend, and do a little self-examination or contemplation. If you are at home, maybe now is the time to plant that garden you’ve wanted. I’m not sure of all the opportunities available, but I am sure they are there if one looks.
Carnival Memphis has made the decision to postpone all remaining 2020 Carnival activities until 2021. See the letter below from Carnival Memphis on April 17.
After discussions between the Board and the Royal Court, our Court has agreed to continue to represent us through out this ‘extended’ season. All other Krewes and Carnival Memphis Royalty have agreed to this plan. While this provides us answers to the short term questions about 2020 Carnival Week, the Krewes will have to work out the details when our ability to reconnect returns.
“While there is a real urgency for caution, there is also an overwhelming urgency for calm. My greatest concern is that the driving force of this pandemic may cause those who have no signs or symptomology to develop other chronic fears, anxieties and medical conditions. Heightened fears and anxieties will not make you feel safer. Compulsive and impulsive purchases will not protect you from the virus. It is important that you take care of your physical and mental health. Follow what your state and county are advising you to do. The sky is not falling and life will return to normal. The most prudent thing that people can do at this time, is to take commonsense approaches to reduce your risk of exposure.”
― Asa Don Brown
Statement from Carnival Memphis
April 17, 2020
Pam Vaughn 4/3
Duncan Ragsdale 4/4
Tim Coggin 4/13
Karen Mora 4/13