Sunday, July 14, 2013

Happy Bastille Day Grandmere!










HAPPY Bastille Day!  It is a happy day even in a world where Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite! are despised by the conventional wisdom and seem as far away as ever.
People may long for autocrats or oligarchies out of a desire for comfort and safety, but the experience of the last century demonstrates that autocrats and oligarchs couldn't care less about either.


EXTRA:

It's a Sunday Bastille Day this year.  So how about a big French organ spectacular:







Louis Vierne's organ in Notre Dame, Paris





3 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, Doug. We had to learn the lyrics of La Marseillaise in my high school French, though I think not all the verses. That would have been too hard. :-)

When we were abandoned by all levels of government after Katrina and the federal flood, we cried out, "France, please buy us back!"

Grandmère Mimi said...

"high school French class"

MarkBrunson said...

Happy Bastille Day to us all - soon, hopefully.

BTW, I'm always in favor of big, French organs.