SL-WEEK 23: Narrowmost

It has been known for some time that today is the day ISIS had chosen to attack Roma. For today the Jubilee Year was launched in Vatican.

No no, can’t be today, I thought. Today, as every year, is special for three other things.

This is when I jump on Sylvain’s narrow challenge. Watch me.

First, the last time I saw my friend who celebrates today, it was a narrow escape. Our bestia loves her like I do, just a little too much. 😀 Hey, Darja, happy birthday and looking forward to pouncing on you again!


Second is a bit related considering how much she had to listen to the Doors in her car on our way to Paris (and to me singing every note along every instrument). AND she went to see the Oliver Stone movie with me, in Paris. AND to the grave. So nice of her.

Jim Morrison was born on this day back in 1943. I chose this song because it is

cool and slow with plenty of precision
with a back beat narrow and hard to master.

Additionally, it includes one of my favourite lyrics in the world that also applies to my blogger friends. Hey, Jim.

I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft

And the third, sad event: today John Lennon was shot in New York 35 years ago. I was ten. This was the first time that I realised that the world WILL kill some people off. And not even burp.

This song begins:

I’m sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

I’ve had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth

And we will never know just how much truth is out there to give, and take. Hey, John. Long live truth-seekers.

Since amore works in Roma, I was a bit uneasy as today approached. And then yesterday he informed me that today is holiday in Italy! So we had a wonderful, peaceful, unexpected day off. Hail Mary and your immaculate conception. (And all calm in Roma too.)

And to bring the word narrow to its narrowest meaning, this is a photo challenge after all, here is Piran, Slovenia, and its narrowness.

Photo: MM

For Sylvain Landry’s SL-WEEK 23: Narrow


  1. It was quite an auspicious day, and such illustrious company to share birthday with. Now that I am pushing 30 (I wish) I like to rely on my lovely friend Manja to remind me of all those crazy things we did when we were young… Don’t forget all those shots of Four Roses we had! Hail Mary, hail Jim, hail Manja in hail narrowness of Piran. I only recently realised it is also the day of immaculate conception: maybe it isn’t such a coincidence that my Chinese teacher gave me a name part of which means pure (the other parts mean elegant plum).

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  2. Jim Morrison was born on this day and John Lennon died? That’s quite a coincidence, eh? But then maybe not. Something has to happen sometime. Interesting that you put this all together! Yeah, the world is not as kind a place as I would invent if I were going to invent a world, but it’s the only one we have, soooooo…..make lemonade!

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    1. I’m going there again for New Year’s Eve. 🙂 And then again in July… To help you with your plans. 😉 And yes, cruel is right. There is so much evil. Somebody once told me (or was it an online test) that I belong to a small group of people who are unable to be evil.

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