Where does January come from?

NOTE: The following post is not an opinion but a didactic post for students, previously published on Lamptēr Glossōn and republished here. Numa PompiliusCour CarréeLe Louvre, Paris It is the first month of the year in the Gregorian calendar but it has not always been this way. The month of January was added to the Roman calendar … Continue reading Where does January come from?

Christmas · Saturnalia · Noël · Navidad

NOTE: The following post is not an opinion but a didactic post for students, previously published on Lamptēr Glossōn and republished here. Malls and public places are covered with garlands and decorated trees. Maybe at home, in your own place, your living-room has been prepared now for the celebrations of December. And apart from the … Continue reading Christmas · Saturnalia · Noël · Navidad

All Saints Day, Chung Yeung, Ghosts and Gods

Because the celebration of 重陽節 Chung Yeung [1] usually happens in fall, around September or October, and because it bears so much connections with the questions human beings ask themselves about death, I can never avoid each year, to compare it with European fall festivals that celebrate the dead. In Southern and Western European countries, … Continue reading All Saints Day, Chung Yeung, Ghosts and Gods

Winepress

Stern fate of all men’s life like grapes after harvesttheir flesh brutally squashed under the satyr’s feettheir face cruelly flattened on the woods’ muddy groundtheir blood gently kissing the dainty bacchant’s toes Unrest of humankind trusters of uniquenessas if they were the only ones giving their fleshas if oblivion were to pass over their caseas … Continue reading Winepress

The real original lyrics of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’

The real original lyrics of ‘À la volonté du peuple’ (known in English as ‘Do you hear the people sing?’) are from Alain Boublil who composed the song with Claude-Michel Schönberg for the musical adaptation in 1980 of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Many new adaptations have been made since the 80’s until recently, when the … Continue reading The real original lyrics of ‘Do you hear the people sing?’

Crush me like a bug

一 How are you?一 Sweaty and about to take a shower.一 Crush me like a bug, instead.一 If you could be shrunk to a bug size, I would definitely do it. Slowly. Letting you feel my sneaker sole on your whole body. And hear the sound of your cracking bones and squishy flesh.一 I could escape. How would you crush … Continue reading Crush me like a bug