Monday, February 20, 2006

Promenade

DSC04319I'm enduring the general pain of an early release of Windows Vista*, to escape the general pain of a cold that is dragging into its second week, and the frustration of dealing with the third set of new shoes in 6 months that squeak.

*so that you're all better protected from the nasty bugs associated with media libraries, and with not running everything as someone with pure English(US) settings

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While Chris has been a very welcome guest over this weekend, it can’t be easy dealing with me sounding like I was hacking up a lung every 5 minutes. Today I did feel much better and we took a long walk along the lower right bank of the Seine, up to the Arc de Triomphe, and back home along the Champs Elysees. The weather was several degrees warmer (9C) but it was still mist and drizzle.

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Place and weather remind me of the scene in the film Diva where the protagonist Jules escorts beautiful opera diva Cynthia Hawkins along a Seine walkway, accompanied by Vladimir Cosma's lovely Promenade Sentimental theme for piano. While the movie was ostensibly about Jules & Cynthia, it had a very interesting pair of "cool" characters: Gorodish, and his young protege Alba. I discovered later that Diva was a short novel in a series of 5 about this pair: I found several of them in the 1980s but they seem to have stayed out of print.DSC04337

1 comment:

  1. After reading through, I've decided I want your life.

    Feel better, guy.

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