Without king nor laws, France desolate
From anarchic furor felt in the fire, Bonaparte saved it:
Flattering the glory in scepter converted his sword.
Trembled at his voice, consternated Europe,
(Written at Mt Vernon)
First in peace and in war,
first in your country’s affection
and in the veneration of the Universe,
live image of God in Earth,
liberator, just legislator,
immortal Washington, list…
January 16, 2008
Slight and silenced,
With rumors of corollas and wings,
Is love that fills everything!
Has agitated waves
And the deep vertigo
Of the abyss and the distance.
Life and Death, eternal Love
In Camus’ The Plague its events lead Dr. Rieux to an understanding of the meaning of man’s existence. In this novel, several existentialist principles are illustrated: first, men have freedom of choi…
They tortured her until they finally broke her down physically and mentally, and she got on a plane to a foreign country, France…
Through the slits in the drapes, a disinterested Paris sent the soft, orange light of a freezing Christmas Eve.
both far beyond
and deep within
sweet and tender
in the darkness
it takes us to…
it lies there
thin and shimmering
with its beauty
in every note we hea…
Several of those interesting people we talked to explained that Hector Malot lived (and they would wave their arm in the direction) in that side street, just across the Seine!
Or when I drank too much and he made me get in the back seat, and then I got out and started walking because I am stubborn and he followed me and put me up against the wall and kissed me…
My daughter tells me it’s true, all those actors are very well known but on the path that I’ve taken in recent years there have not been many trips to the cinema and certainly not French …
That sublime union of your body’s angled precision
tanned by St. Eustache draws you to my awarness.
Later, Bärbel and I sat on the steps, outside l’Opera, while her husband took the baby for a walk and talked some more.
Now we exchange Christmas greetings again.