AnElephantCant ever forget
Because the proverb so clearly says this
So he is inclined
To keep it in mind
He must remember that a kiss is just a kiss
This week’s Līgo Haībun Challenge comes once again from the perfect Penny, in partnership with that pragmatic pair Nightlake and The Pirate.
AnElephant’s chosen prompt is:
“A kiss is a lovely trick by nature to stop speech when words become” superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman
The streets of Medville are lined with locals and tourists, most of whom are also French, for the annual parade to commemorate the sixty-ninth anniversary of the landing of Allied troops on the beaches along the Mediterranean coast.
The French tricolour flies alongside the Stars and Stripes, the Union Flag and the red Maple Leaf.
There is a convoy of war time vehicles, manned by men and women in the uniforms of the day.
It is a celebration of liberation.
As his friend Emmy reminds him, most Americans have forgotten the critical role played by the French, and in particular by the Marquis de La Fayette, in their own Revolutionary War against the dastardly imperialistic British.
But the French people remember all too well the help they received from their friends and allies against a neighbour of immensely superior military power.
And now, of course, they stand with Germany as leaders of a united Europe.
On the stage where speeches will take place, men and women of different nations greet each other with outstretched hands and, in the best of French tradition, with a kiss on both cheeks.
Vive la France!
friendship is forged
by a shared desire
as time goes by