G. Apollinaire – Poème lu au mariage d’André Salmon

Les verres tombèrent se brisèrent

Et nous apprîmes à rire

Nous partîmes alors pèlerins de la perdition

A travers les rues à travers les contrées à travers la raison


The glasses fell shattered
And we learned how to laugh
We parted then pilgrims of perdition
Across streets across countries across reason

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T. Mann – Death in Venice

It was simply a desire to travel; but it had presented itself as nothing less than a seizure, with intensely passionate and indeed hallucinatory force, turning his craving into vision. His imagination, still not at rest from the morning’s hours of work, shaped for itself a paradigm of all the wonders and terrors of the manifold earth of all that it was now suddenly striving to encompass.

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Jessie Ware – Wildest Moments + Night Light

Instead of songs about Paris here’s Jessie Ware walking all over the place. What a nice trip. Anyway I’m going to be there next week, not for the first time though, so I’d be grateful for some non-obvious recommandations of places to see.

Are there any parisian followers? Or maybe someone just happens to know anything interesting after a holiday visit?

I’ve recovered from last week so there will be more posts soon plus an article on writing, hopefully tomorrow. Stay tuned.

J. Kerouac -The Dharma Bums

“I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier, all of ’em Zen Lunatics who go about writing poems that happen to appear in their heads for no reason and also by being kind and also by strange unexpected acts keep giving visions of eternal freedom to everybody and to all living creatures …”

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