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Dead end,  No outlet,

 It is on the road or in our lives?

Experiencing, visualizing real dead ends at a larger scale is uncommon.

What if an entire country has no way out?

What if an entire country has catastrophic events occurring  all the time.

Rusty trains abandoned in the middle of nowhere.


Roads washed away by the last cyclone.


Villages and  inhabitants  left behind.


Mine fields on the road sides


No Way Out!


Beyond this fate, we might find hope

Determination can open roads


Beyond this fate, we might find smiles

Resilience can make people empowered


Beyond this fate, we might find faith

Perseverance can trigger creativity


sunset at Morrungulo


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In Summer

Je sais vivre,

in summer.

I wake up slowly.

With no place to be,

no schedule to keep,

no plans to prep,

no decisions to make,

there is no need to hurry.

So I don’t.

I start my day leisurely.

After a new day greeting,

and the first stretches of the day,

I sip a cup of steaming hot coffee,

or a mug of gunpowder green tea.

Antoinette finds her zen on my lap

and we enjoy the peacefulness

of this morning ritual.

She naps for as long as she wants,

for as long as I want.

I am in no hurry, for

in summer,

je vis.


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Notre-Dame de Paris

Notre Dame Night


Il est venu le temps des cathédrales
Le monde est entré
Dans un nouveau millenaire
L’homme a voulu monter vers les étoiles
Ecrire son histoire
Dans le verre ou dans la pierre

Du Temps des Cathédrales, Notre-Dame de Paris

Our Lady of Paris

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