The garbage worker, a little girl’s hero

Brooklyn Andracke is a little girl living in Bloomington, Illinois, USA. When she was aged two, she became fascinated with the garbage worker who was coming every Thursday. At first, she was waving from the window as the garbage truck passed by. Then Brooklyn, her mother Traci and little brother Ty moved outside to wave. And when they missed the truck, Traci Andracke would drive the kids around the neighborhood to find the truck so Brooklyn could wave. And the driver always made a point of waving back with a big smile and honking the truck’s horn. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

John Clare: Asylum Poems

William Hilton - John Clare (1820) - National Portrait Gallery NPG 1469

William Hilton – John Clare (1820) – National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 1469

John Clare (b. 13th July, 1793; d. 20th May, 1864) was an English farm labourer and poet. According to his biographer Jonathan Bate, Clare was “the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self.” CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Émile Blémont : Cœur fidèle

Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen - Young girl at the well (1876)

Johann Georg Meyer von Bremen – Jeune fille au puits (1876)

Dans Chansons des champs, la deuxième partie du recueil Les pommiers en fleur : idylles de France et de Normandie d’Émile Blémont, beaucoup de poèmes traitent de l’amour sur un ton léger qui présage des relations de courte durée et des sentiments papillonnant d’une fille à une autre. Par contre le poème qui suit présente la beauté d’un amour unique, durable et fidèle, aspiration secrète qui s’est longtemps heurtée aux déconvenues de la vie. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Jacqueline Taïeb : La petite fille Amour

Jacqueline Taïeb - La petite fille Amour chez les Cousins de Miel

Jacqueline Taïeb – La petite fille Amour chez les Cousins de Miel

Jacqueline Taïeb est une chanteuse française née le 9 novembre 1948 à Tunis. En janvier 1967, elle sortit son premier disque avec lequel elle obtint un bon succès, grâce au titre “7 heures du matin”; celui-ci a depuis été repris dans des publicités pour différentes marques. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Confused notions and incoherent terminology about love and sexuality

Suppose that you manage a website devoted to dogs, discussing everything about their life, health and happiness, giving advice on how to groom them, advertizing dog events and contests, all with beautiful photographs of nice dogs on each page. Then someone comes and says that you hyper-sexualize dogs, that your site is a zoophile’s paradise. You will rightfully reply that the perversion lies only in that person’s mind, as your interest in dogs is friendly but not sexual, and you just want to share it with others. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…