I saw the most beautiful Mardi Gras mask
in a store over the weekend.
It was purple and gold with glitter and wispy feathers and sequins.
And there was a green one too.
Just the thing to wear to a masked ball
in celebration of Fat Tuesday, the traditional last day to enjoy
all the vices you intend to abstain from during Lent.
Here in the Shire, Mardi Gras isn't a big celebration,
so there are few places that decorate or hold commemorative events.
But if you are feeling particularly festive,
you can always wear a mask while you eat dinner
and then toss a few strands of beads at your pets.
You may not be on St. Charles Avenue,
but you can still let the good times roll!