April 01, 2004

Happy birthday to me :-)

I'm a fool, an april fool :-)
36 years already: the clock is ticking.

Time to really understand what Baudelaire explains in L'horloge:

Remember! Souviens-toi! Prodigue! Esto memor!
( Mon gosier de métal parle toutes les langues.)
Les minutes, mortel folâtre, sont des gangues
Qu'il ne faut pas lâcher sans en extraire l'or!

Charles Baudelaire, L'Horloge (Les fleurs du mal)

in english

Souviens-toi! Remember! Prodigal! Esto memor!
(My metal throat speaks every language.)
Minutes, playful mortal, are the ore you must not
Let go until you have extracted all its gold!

I started digging this gold in the first minute at breakfast this morning when blowing the candles on the chocolate cake my wife and kids had prepared for me.

It may be time to quit smoking !

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