TiFlo wrote:Wow, Aphrodite, talk about a declaration of love!
I would have returned the favour, but I somehow don't really feel the Statue of Liberty can be praised as American...
@ Le Ricain
I didn't know that one about Maupassant. Great find!
Aphrodite Mae wrote:Hmmm...
There's some kind of deeeeep symbolism here, but I just... can't... quite...
Aphrodite Mae wrote:Hooray, for the Eiffel Tower!
For many Americans, the Eiffel Tower is the icon of France! When I was a little girl, I simply thought that it looked graceful, and pretty. But as an adult, the tower has taken on a greater significance to me. Of course, within my mind's eye, I think of Paris and it's beauty. But beyond that, I consider the majestic way in which the structure literally towers over all that surrounds it, and how this can be seen as a symbol of how French culture and history has such a towering reputation throughout the world.
High Fashion? Look to France. Haute Cuisine? The very words are French. Chivalry and Diplomacy draw much of their vocabulary from French. Even the vocabulary of the world's military draws much from France: who has not heard of Esprit de Corps, or Elan? The list goes on.
For me at least, the Eiffel tower is a fitting symbol of the towering influence of French culture. How apropos that it is elegant, and graceful!
I'm proud that I can number French men, among my friends! And I'm delighted to reap the benefits of so much of what France has given to the world. Thanks, France!
Viva la France!
[SIZE="1"]To my French friends: Please excuse me, if I have mispelled any of the words of your beautiful language, or used improper gender in any of my posts. I ask that you read my intent, and overlook my ignorance.[/size]
Adlertag wrote:So, nobody skillful in medal minting wants to make this medal for her ? I mean, except the recipient herself.
Aphrodite Mae wrote:You're so sweet, Adlertag! What a nice, thoughtful gesture! ...But you know what? Your gallant nomination of me for such a lovely medal is enough. I already wear it proudly, in my heart!
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