Je suis Paris

Je suis Paris

A colleague and friend sent this to me. As many have noted, going out for a drink with friends has quickly turned into an affirmation of French values this weekend in Paris, and this is exactly right.

paris terrasse

The translation is:
I am on a (café or restaurant) terrace
*
And having a beer
*

While listening to music
With friends
*
Who are not the same color as me
*
Nor the same religion as me
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And we remake the world.

[Refaire le monde, remaking the world, is one of those specifically French expressions that is used to describe when a group of friends/family stay up all night over the table, drinking more wine and talking about everything, which often includes politics etc. You “remake the world”.]

***
I am Paris.

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  • Mary O'Keefe Kellogg
    Reply

    Very good. I’m not sure I’d seen this one, but lots of similar things are making the rounds.
    Here, sitting in our little corner of France, on the Swiss border, I’m impressed by the response, both official and personal, of the French.
    There has been a great effort to hold fast to the principles of liberté, égalité et fraternité, to allow the police, gendarmes and other security forces to do their work, and twhile balancing the two, to keep their society as they want it.

    November 28, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Marianne T. O'Keeffe
    Reply

    Hi,
    Are you the daughter of astronomer (NASA), JohnO’Keeffe?
    He was my father’s half brother.
    I am your first cousin in that case.
    I believe that I met you at Jim Hesser’s home many years ago when you were a summer student,
    staying at Jim’s home.
    Marianne O’Keeffe, Victoria, BC, Canada
    Email: chrissturrock@shaw.ca

    February 13, 2017 at 5:46 am

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