I had planned to write some more on the season of Lent, which should create increased holiness and spirituality that this penitential season brings to us. But that has been overtaken by the many possible missteps, some perceived, others real, in my view, taken in the recently concluded Carnival celebrations. They seemed to have taken in the many different facets of our most talked about festival.
So, Trinidad Carnival, which for decades has proudly worn the slogan ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, has lost some of the glitter, glamour and gloss of the celebrations, making me doubt that the description still holds.
The days of ‘big mas’, which showcased so many exciting and earth-shattering headpieces, capes of yards of velvet, enviable wire-bending pieces and a variety of colourful costumes, seem to have given way to a bikini, beads and feathers genre.