Saturday, November 28, 2015

Comment améliorer la vie de nos handicapés

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Une bonne occasion nous a été donnée il y a deux semaines de piétiner les préjugés place du Capitole:
des dalles sur lesquelles sauter, une question qui s’inscrit sur un écran géant, quelques secondes de réflexion puis une  réponse qui s’affiche.

How to make life better for people with a disability 
Two weeks ago, on the Capitole Square, a good opportunity was given to us to trample prejudices:
squares on which to jump, one question appears on a giant screen, a few seconds after which the answer is displayed.

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Only 1% people with low vision have service dogs in France.

Cet énoncé est celui qui m’a le plus choquée.
This statement shocked me the most.

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Disabled people aren't sexy

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Giving thanks

 photo IMG_9412_zpsla5wcovz.jpg Toulouse Saint Simon, November 26th 2015

Gathering around a table to share a meal and giving thanks for all the gifts of Life.

Se réunir autour de la table pour un repas en commun et remercier pour ce que la Vie nous apporte.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Pom pom pom...

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 Jardin du Carrousel, juin 2009, Paris - « Pomone » Bronze, Aristide Maillol, 1910 
At the Carrousel Gardens, June 2009, Paris – “Pomona” Bronze, Aristide Maillol, 1910 

En revenant vers le billet de Tilia et sur la statue « La femme aux pommes » de Jean Terzieff ainsi que sur les commentaires à propos des rondeurs de ses statues comparées à celles d’Aristide Maillol, j’ai pensé à cette sculpture ci-dessus croisée lors d’une promenade parisienne et  à celle-ci.

Pom pom pom… 
By returning to Tilia’s post, to the sculpture of “Lady with Apple” by Jean Terzieff and to a few of the comments about the statue’s curves compared to the ones sculpted by Aristide Maillol, I instinctively thought about this sculpture above and about this one.
(Aristide Maillol: click on "biography" if you want to know more about this sculptor)

Petit moment de détente - Time to relax 

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Sur l'autoroute de Normandie, mai 2015  
Along the Normandy highway, May 2015
*Spine stretching
While hanging straight, rotate your lower body
Avoid jumping down when done
Recommendation: repeat 10 times

Friday, November 20, 2015

Coiffé de rouge

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Toulouse Saint Simon, 19 novembre 2015 

 À chaque jour son bon moment : hier la visite de ce pic vert surement à la recherche de son propre bonheur sous forme d’un ver de terre…

Topped with red 
A joyful moment each day like yesterday with the visit of this woodpecker probably looking for its own happiness in the form of an earthworm…

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

3ème jour

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Toulouse, Place du Capitole, 16 novembre 2015

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  Place du Capitole, 16 novembre 2015 

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) « Ma bohème »  lu    écrit

My Bohemia
I ran off, fists in my ragged seams:
Even my overcoat was becoming Ideal:
I went under the sky, Muse! I was yours:
Oh! What miraculous loves I dreamed!

My only pair of pants was a big hole.
– Tom Thumb the dreamer, sowing the roads there
With rhymes. My inn the Sign of the Great Bear.
– My stars in the sky rustling to and fro.

I heard them, squatting by the wayside,
In September twilights, there I felt the dew
Drip on my forehead, like a fierce coarse wine.

Where, rhyming into the fantastic dark,
I plucked, like lyre strings, the elastics
Of my tattered shoes, a foot pressed to my heart.

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