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The “Elvis Presley” Of France Passed

December 9th, 2017 Comments off

“Johnny Hallyday”, the musician that gets a state funeral and halts everything that is France? A live transmission on television an entire day? Nation-wide grief.

I have never seen that before, I have never seen that many people on Place De La Concorde ever apart from 1998 but that was the bicentenary mind you… It find it remarkable.

It is clear that people/humans are searching for something common beyond what is simply visible and material.

Raw emotions, the sentiment of something lost, something important that we’ve all lost. The collective searching for a lost feeling…

It is also so very French. Evropa. Strong emotions, real emotions overflowing and manifested (physically) in (pure) language. It is overwhelming. The old Evropa. Still so religious 2000 years later? Forming the continent using extreme violence and fuelled by ideas. Ave Maria.