A single step – or more

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu

Taking a step or two at the Barbican,  London,  November 2018



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Copyright Debbie Smyth,  28 November 2018

14 thoughts on “A single step – or more

  1. In the same spirit, one of a friend wich was looking for a new “significant relationship” on the internet was answering to a redundant question : “Darling boy, love for all day in life begins at first night”.

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    1. Thank you for this – the sailor in the song sees every woman as a challenge, with more focus on calamity than paradise! And Brasses looks quite nervous as he sings it! Although I knew of Brassens I had never heard him sing – I can see I need to investigate him more.

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      1. Well – Brassens was always anxious as he sang.
        The song is a variation on the carpe diem theme, from a sailor man point of view : it says that love of one day is still love, with everything, at least for a sailor man and his girlfriend. Life is too short.

        Of course the mother point of view – consequences of love are of that matter – it can be hard to endure, as the sailor men die of shore too. “femme de marin”.

        Anyway Georges Brassens is a great poet , he also composed music on great poem of the past – another variation on the carpe diem from middle age , don’t worry if you do not understand most of ffrench locutors do not :

        Villon enumerates past figures, to evocate the fugacity of existences in a sarcastic manner.

        Ok I have made my wikipedia enough for today ! 😉

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