Sunday, June 21, 2009

Death, God and Fun

Le Cimetière Père-Lachaise is a city for the death.

Two million people have been buried here for generations. What I learn and relearn is history matters. Roots seem to induce different thinking than the more nomadic among us do.

In this cemetery the lanes are as leafy as the boulevards in Paris proper. I saw some writers graves: Apollinaire, Proust. Missed Wilde, Piaff and Jim Morrisson...

I found however the Sacré Coeur on the Butte Montmartre. Seen it was the day of music averywhere in town small bands were performing and a good time was had by all.

1 comment:

  1. The wise course is to leave those two million people buried. To disinter them would add to global warming, increase traffic congestion, lengthen lines at homeless shelters and dole windows, and add enormously to the medical care and retirement pay for the elderly programs. 'god' knew what he was doing when he said 'Let sleeping French dogs lie'.