Thursday, August 07, 2014

Hope!

Look what I found in a little garden in the 15th arrondissement! A statue called "hope". I thought that, providing all what's happening in this world at the moment, it was pretty appropriate! It was made by French sculptor Carlo Sarrabezolles (I never knew of him before, but he seems to be better known for sculpting concrete than metal). We have a saying in French that goes: "Where there is life, there is hope" (tant qu'il y a de la vie, il y a de l'espoir), so I guess, there is still plenty of hope...

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  1. I like the look of it. It feels optimistic.

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  2. Another beautiful photo, Eric !
    You have already shown this statue (I remember it but not the precise day of course !). Anyway, it is worth publishing twice, specially like you framed it for today. Positively optimistic but we need it from time to time, don't we? Well I do... for sure !

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    1. I have??? OMG, I have no recollection of this at all!

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  3. This reminds me of the quote that is (sometimes) attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle: "He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." Hospitals and other medical centers use this in their advertisements.

    I love the sole pink flower in the foreground. This sculpture is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for this quote. I did not know it.

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  4. I think we have this saying, too. We probably got it from you!

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  5. She kind of looks like Isadora Duncan, at least the pose is very Duncan.

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  6. Looked it up. "While there is life, there is hope" is attributed to Cicero, so it's been around for quite some time!
    I also liked, "Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again," (Ann Frank)

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    1. Wow! The things you learn thanks to the readers of PDP!

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  7. Do they make little replicas of this like they do for the Eiffel Tower?

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  8. This is the motto of my family from centuries ago (back when there was also a family crest). But I always heard it as "Dum spiro spero" (While I breathe, I hope).

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