Tuesday, 29 November 2011

No Soar Feelings

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No Soar Feelings, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
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People write some weird stuff on the streets of Paris, but then they always have. This one next to the Jardin de Luxembourg in the 6th.

'Les avions volent notre air' ('The planes steal our air' - with a probable pun on the verb 'voler', which means 'steal' or 'fly') says the street.

I never know why people write such obscure things. The likelihood on, well, what - the airlines all spontaneously shutting down having spotted this from on-high? - must be minimal, so it must be a personal thing they just needed to get out.

The most famous - and sorry if you all know this - street slogan, from the student protests of '68, across the road from the one above, at the Sorbonne, was 'Sous les pavées, la plage'. This means 'under the paving stones, the beach', and the tradition of making the streets beneath our feet speak to us and to others continues.

Which is good, I think. Because it's all about trying to make us think, even if, in the end, the result of our reflection is rejection. But occasionally a message resonates, thrums, sticks even, or just hangs in the air, invisibly encloaking us like deflated aeroplane fumes, insidiously infiltrating our lungs and our minds.

Phew! That was a bit heavy, I guess, but no soar feelings I hope. Have a high-flying day in any case, whatever plane you're floating on  ;~S

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