While life seems to have a way of attempting to balance itself out, generally speaking, we also often times seem to have a tendency to throw things out of balance, sometimes to the extremes. Rather it’s the food we eat, the recreations we partake in, our work habits, our relationships, or our connection to places and people around us I find often times I’ll suddenly realize there’s a lack of balance in some part of my life.
There are many things I love about New Orleans. I think many people come to New Orleans to fix this balance. Rather intentionally because they know there’s an imbalance or subconsciously. The fact that so many travel here from all over the earth is a testament to the truth that there’s something special happening here.
The unfortunate part of it is that it doesn’t seem to be something we can export even within our own city. These special occurrences happen in microcosmic moments that are only replicated in chaos theory that is partially fueled by inhibition in a instant when we forget about social falsities.
Anything can be beneficial within a balanced environment and forgetting about social illusions for just a moment allows us to peer into a truly special place that has only been dreamed about by great minds and spoken of by progressive thinkers, often to their own detriment.
Often times it’s hard to tell the difference between established norms and true balance. Don’t be fooled.