Homage to Paris.. Café de Flore…

À Paris… aujourd’hui…

We… celebrated…

Life… at…

Café… de Flore…

“Toujours”… reminiscent of “les grands philosophes”.. artists.. poets…

Proust… Sartre…

Voltaire… Balzac…

Matisse… Camus…

Oh… and Coco Chanel… among the many that represent and embody the great civilisation that is…

La.. France…

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Paris… Mon Amour…

I stood… “face à face”…

In front of…

La Place de la République…

It was… tragic…

But… beautiful…

Tragic…

Due to the carnage that robbed life from the young… the vulnerable… the full of life…

Beautiful…

Because of the… compassion and love…

Of humanity… to humanity…

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Of Human Tragedy…

Having fractured my arm recently…

I reluctantly settled down to catch-up on reading the latest chaos going on in this turbulent but beautiful planet of ours.

The first headline was…

“Tiny victim of a human catastrophe”…

Followed by… “Two little brothers, one epic tragedy”…

Also…

“Europe’s despairing leaders”…

“We can’t cope with this tide”…

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Twelve Shades.. of Shame…

“Twelve… Years…

A… Slave”…

Rather…

Twelve…. shades…

Of… shame…

How…

Did human psyche… dip into the depths of its…. pathological disintegration…

Why…

Was such demeanment… humiliation… and chilling cruelty… inflicted upon fellow humans…

The much praised 2013 period drama… an adaptation of the 1853 memoir by Soloman Northup… “Twelve Years a Slave”… was imposed upon us on the small screen… “la télé”…

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La Marche.. Républicaine…

“I do not agree with what you have to say…

But I’ll defend to the death… your right to say it…”

Voltaire

We marched today… “La Marche Républicaine”… on a day of national mourning. François Hollande… along with several heads of state including Angela Merkel of Germany… David Cameron of Great Britain… as well as other dignitaries… lead “La Marche de la Liberté”… the march of freedom…

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The Terrorist Attack in Paris.. on Charlie Hebdo…

Re today’s terrorist attack in Paris at the satirical journal’s Charlie Hebdo headquarters, 12 innocent people where assasinated. Stéphane Charbonnier… or “Charb”, one of the journalists who was killed, once courageously remarked…

“Je préfère mourir debout que vivre à genoux.”
– Charb

I prefer to die standing… than living on my knees.

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