I walk in the silence of a hot night. Not the slightest breeze. The air remains warm and humid—even in front of the duck pond at Parc Lafontaine, where I decide to stop. Sitting on a bench, legs stretched out, head upside down, I observe the stars.
If he had been in my place, Aristotle […]
♪ With time, they go away, everything goes away) ♫ – Léo Ferré
The Rachelle Béry grocery store, an institution on the Plateau which was located on Rachel near Berri, moved to the corner of St-Denis in the fall of 2018. In the process, it was transformed into a mega grocery store. That woke me […]
According to 1995 crime statistics, Netherlands incarcerated (civic quarantine), 49 citizens per 100,000 of its population. Germany came in at 80 per 100,000, France, 84, and England, which is much less tolerant, had 93 offenders behind bars for every 100,000 citizens.
Which country had the highest rates? An Arab state? An obscure republic of the […]
It is because it is based on nothing,
because the very shadow of an argument
is lacking that we persevere in life.
I watch as the waves of human vacancy circulate on St-Denis street while sipping a juice. It’s summer and too beautiful a day to regret my mortality. “Life is […]
“The aircraft carrier getting bigger.”
It seems that only one in twenty is interested in knowing their time of death. Why do so many choose to ignore this inevitable possibility? What would change if one knew their specific date? There exists a popular opinion that life is rational and death is its rational conclusion. […]
Poor Gaston. I saw him pass by, through the window of the former Canular (a neighborhood bar on Mont-Royal Avenue, now a Plan B from another generation), one early evening. He offered up a strange and fleeting smile, having spotted me sitting inside at a table. Eight days later, in the middle of the night, […]
“It’s him or me!” screams the betrayed lover.
The widespread practice of writing and/or denounces a mass ignorance (from an American source). In principle, the « or » includes the « and », so there is no need to underline it. The reason is, that in practice, when one choice excludes the other, the context suggests it. In […]
You don’t bathe twice in the same water (a Greek wise man)
But you always bathe in the same river.
We even give them a name (me).
(Sequel to The Return of the Eternal )
A Biological Statue
When I eat, my body takes what is useful and rejects the rest. When I breathe, my […]