Word of the Day: Carnival

car-ni-val / kärnəvəl   noun  
  1. a traveling show which provides amusements and rides
If the only vision we have of ourselves comes from the social mirror – from the current social paradigm and from the opinions, perceptions, and paradigms of the people around us – our view of ourselves is like the reflection in a crazy mirror room at the carnival. Stephen Covey, 1932-2012  
  1. any revelry, festival, or instance of merrymaking
If you can’t laugh when things go bad – laugh and put on a little carnival – then you’re either dead or wishing you were. from ‘Under the Dome’ by Stephen King, 1947-  
  1. the season of festivals and merrymaking directly preceding Lent in the Christian church year
Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/when-is-mardi-gras   adjective
  1. pertaining to a traveling show or festival
Society is like a crowd in carnival costumes with everyone fearful that others will see through his disguise. Vernon Howard, 1918-1992