Édith Piaf *XII 19 1915 — The Life You Give

Edith Piaf, born Edith Giovanna Gassion, on December 19, 1915, in Paris, France, is the singer and actress whose interpretation of the chanson, or French ballad, made her internationally famous. Among her trademark songs were “Non, je ne regrette rien” (“No, I Don’t Regret Anything”) and “La Vie en rose” (literally “Life in Pink”. The… Continue reading Édith Piaf *XII 19 1915 — The Life You Give

The Life You Give: Jean Genet *1910

Jean Genet, born Dec. 19, 1910, in Paris, France, was a criminal and social outcast turned writer who, as a novelist, transformed erotic and often obscene subject matter into a poetic vision of the universe and, as a dramatist, became a leading figure in the avant-garde theatre, especially the Theatre of the Absurd.Genet, an illegitimate… Continue reading The Life You Give: Jean Genet *1910

Celebration Day — twelve

I am passionate about the drama, music, and dynamics in the world of Opera. As a French pastry, Opera is a milder delight. The French pastry Opera, paired with the Padrón No. 35 Maduro cigar. Opera — an almond sponge cake with coffee buttercream and ganache