Category Archives: france

oui, s’il vous plaît.

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new french patisserie in town

 seems an impossible challenge

to make the right choice

yet an impossible challenge

to choose wrong.

 

“but compared with the task of selecting a piece of french pastry held by an impatient waiter,

a move in chess is like reaching for a salary check in its demand on the contemplative faculties.”

-robert benchley

la fete nationale. (posted a day late, and a euro short)

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Rue Montorgueil in Paris

 

“An enormous fortress of prejudices, privileges, superstitions, lies, exactions, abuses, violences, iniquities, and darkness still stands erect in this world, with its towers of hatred. It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To conquer at Austerlitz is grand; to take the Bastille is immense.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

 

on bastille day, all these years later, let history remind us that change is always possible. 

 

art credit: Claude Monet, The Rue Montorgueil in Paris 1878