Ok so maybe the only Mardi Gras-ish thing I've actually got going on is my bead stash.
Vintage Czech Glass Cabochon
I'm not going to honor the atrocities
of 10 years ago today by rehashing
the horror of watching it unfold.
What I will do is
honor the memory of those lost
and the incredible selfless bravery
of those who fought to save others
with every ounce of love and gratitude
my heart is capable of.
I remember you.