France is a country in Western Europe that also comprises of territories in other continents. It is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, and one of the most visited countries in the world.
In France I regain my sanity
I live in a country where like in many prosperous countries, women go to the hairdresser every other day, and must, oh must!, have their nails done once a week. Where men see the reflection of their personalities reflected on the polish of their latest acquired luxurious sedan. I live in a fine country, but I shrink in front of the invasion of the media cloning, quite successful here. But then...once a year, I land in France and regain my sanity: no more of "The Stepford Wives" lifestyle. In France you can be yourself, a bit of colours on your fingertips is "artistic", not "dirty", hair ruffled by the wind is "au naturel", not "messy". Missing the bus you’ve been waiting for because the chapter in the book was sooo good you couldn’t be bothered checking the number above the windshield, won’t get you haughty (what a stupid person!!) kind of looks, but rather a peeping (what’s the title of this damn good book??) glance. Nails, wheels, colours and a book. These details do not summarize France, but merely hint at its big soul in which mine dwells. In France you are a human being until proven otherwise. Any other country can claim as much nowadays?
bleue, United Arab Emirates - 08 September 2007