Thursday, April 9, 2009

maison prisonnière

This house in the Paris suburbs is waiting for a new day. It appears to be abandonned, yet every so many months an old woman is said to be seen behind the gate, causing a stir among the school children walking by. By all rights, she is a witch. Before she disappears into the overgrown foliage, she shakes her finger at the them, "Il ne faut pas montrer du doigt! / It's not nice to point!" Although there are stars lining the eaves in orderly single file and there is a headless sphinx to guard it - the house is not faring so well. One day, la belle endormie will awaken, but every sleeping beauty requires a prince.

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