Paradise (Old East Iranian: pairidaeza) is a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless.
Key to any gathering are the who, when and where.
Where: Bayou St. John in New Orleans [read: positive]
When: A gorgeous November afternoon [read: timeless]
Who: Free spirits who love good food, great music, poetry and laughter, and wine and each other [read: harmonious]
An Egyptian couple strolled by the festivities, and the man said, “This is a great place!”