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Sunday, April 10, 2011


A Voodoo Spring

I woke up this morning with the realization of how fragile the season of spring is; nestled between languid summer and the robust chill of winter.  The poor thing barely stands a chance and yet here we are again.  Spring is the underdog for sure and yet the one who has the most work to do.  Passions stir, buds swell, and ones mind does turn to other things.  I am reminded of satyrs, Bacchus and Pan perhaps all one and the same…or maybe not. 

This year, spring arrived while I was away cavorting (quite satyr-like) in New Orleans.  What better or bigger Harbinger of Spring is there than Mardi Gras?  I drove from Dallas into New Orleans and delighted in every mile.  The first words that came into my head when I crossed the Mississippi river were strange, mysterious, and beautiful.  The swamps that lined either side of the roads leading into New Orleans struck the timbre deep inside.  I couldn’t help but stare at the trees that grew like long skeletal fingers from the swamps.  Great bird’s nests clung precariously to finger-like branches and great swathes of moss draped the bone white trees as if trying to soften the blow of the stark landscape.  I was entranced and felt as if I had truly returned to somewhere I had been before.  Rain and wind; two forces not to be misjudged or ignored followed me quite closely and while there I soon discovered it is indeed possible to be both warm and cold at the same time.

Spring is also temperamental and with good cause.  It is during this season when things are waking up from the long sleep of winter.  Moody, anxious, excited this is Nature’s most instrumental cycle and will not be ignored.  Mardi Gras literally means “Fat Tuesday” and when one does decide to embark on celebrating this Holiday one soon discovers the definition is apt.

Food is copious, drink is ever flowing, and sexual romps of every nature are being enacted; it is a feast and festival that Bacchus would indeed be proud of.  In fact, it is no small coincidence that many of the ornate, noisy floats that roll down the crowded streets of New Orleans are in fact decorated with this wine loving deity.  This is a time to celebrate life; new lovers, old lovers, lovers, lovers, lovers…it doesn’t matter!  The streets team with life and good cheer, and the over indulgent.  This is a time for abandon and even as a collective roar arises from the booze soaked denizens on Bourbon, I am immediately reminded of the penalty of the Lenten holiday that will serve as a sobering taskmaster the following week.

However, Bacchus is not concerned with next week…and neither are his followers.  They are concerned with NOW, TODAY…

When Spring casts a mighty rainstorm down upon the French Quarter and we all run nymph-like into waiting pubs and cafes where roasted oysters and bloody Mary’s await, I wonder if there is truly anything more wonderful or beautiful then sitting in a sidewalk cafĂ© as the nasty little spring shower has its way with the streets where only minutes before the satyrs played.

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Xavier Axelson is a writer of erotica who has worked in the adult industry for over 15 years.  During this time, he has assisted countless people with exploring their healthy sexual needs, questions, and lifestyles.  He first lectured at a college regarding sexual health at the age of 19.

He has trained as a dungeon master, worked for a notorious Hollywood Madame as a consultant and as a talent agent for the adult film industry. 

Presently he works for a leader in the sexual technology industry where he helps people daily with tips, advice, and guidance on how to have a more satisfying sexual life, no matter what the preference, kink, or interest. 
He has several degrees in fields such as communications, library technology, and literature.


Maria said...

Sounds like you had a very good time in New Orleans! I've never been but I want to go and do all of the touristy
I especially want to visit Cafe du Monde and have some coffee and beignets!


Beach said...

I have been to New Orleans once in my life and I was very young. As an adult I want go and see how life is in this very heated and exciting place. I read many books that depict New Orleans as a hubbub of pleasures and dangers. I can emagin spring there would be intertwined with many new and fascinating things. visually it is probably a sight of many rebirths that could hold your attention much longer than what welcomes you daily.

Rebekah E. said...

I have always wanted to see New Orleans. It has such an amazing history.


Jean said...

Love your observations about spring and Mardi Gras. In NYC spring creeps out slowly then seems to burst on the scene decorating the gray of the city with glowing yellows, pinks and green.

We don't have the same hedonistic celebration here, at least not in the streets. But we do have an awakening of spirits of all sorts as the drab iciness of winter melts away and people romp in the park and arise from their winter lethargy.

Great post, Xavier!

Angelwolfstorm said...

I went one time to New Orleans, not during Mardi Gras but the experience was definitely unique!

Faith said...

I love the image you paint of the rain and running to the pubs and cafes!


Judy said...

Great post, really enjoyed it. I live in South Louisiana. I have been here for more than thirty years and have retired here. Been to my share of Mardi Gras!!!


Jean P said...

Great post, never been, have always wanted to go, seems like such a mysterious and fascinating place full of a lot of history.

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Teresa K. said...

Hi Xavier,
I love New Orleans. I go so much I don't even consider myself a tourist anymore. I'm a seasonal local. Some of the store owners now me because I visit so much.
Your right, Na'Orleans has it's own special magic. It's high energy leaves you with a sense of awe. Most people is drawn to it like a moth to a flame.
Bourbon street is it's own world in it's self.
When I'm there I have my regular spots I hangout Cafe De Monde every morning for my coffee & beignets, Jackson Square, I love and just sit & read and watch the people, and at night I hangout at the Dungeon since I'm such a vamp. I never get tired of that city.

Teresa K.

Julie Lynn Hayes said...

I envy you! I have always wanted to see New Orleans! Some day I shall! I love the South, and hope to spend mor time there in the future.

chey said...

Sounds like a great time!
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DarkDarc said...

Wonderfully written, great visuals and stimuli. OH MY!!

Cathy M said...

I've never had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans, so thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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Diane said...

You must have a very busy life!

Pender Mackie said...

I spent a week in New Orleans many years ago and I loved it. Especially one afternoon when it rained all day. I spent the whole afternoon in a coffee shop in the French Quarter, just people watching. Sounds like your visit was a bit more lively. Nice post, Xavier.

Anonymous said...

Ive always wanted to go to New Orleans !

Spring is tempermental, but soo full of HOPE :)



booklover0226 said...

Hi, Xavier.

I just discovered your works last week and look forward in reading them.

I love NO and would love to return there.

Terra Pennington said...

Love the cover on this book. Cowboys and horses are right up my alley.


EdgesAngel23 said...

I have never been to New Orleans but I so want to go!!
Thanks for the great post!
Ashley A

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i always think of fall as the season of fornication, at least for a lot of the mammals. Because in order to have babies in the spring, they gots to get it on long before then

Anonymous said...

I've never been to New Orleans but I have always wanted to. I love cajun/creole food so I think I would indulge in dining out when I ever go there.

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