Friday, July 23, 2010
un oiseau rebelle
(l'amour est un oiseau rebelle que nul ne peut apprivoiser / love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame)
(l'amour est enfant de bohême, il n'a jamais jamais connu de loi / love is a gypsy's child, it has never ever known a law)
i was going to (reluctantly) skip the weekword rebel to stay focused on my maps and cards, but too many interesting things converged at once for me to ignore it! my artsygirl has been stuck on the habanera from the opera carmen for a few months, obsessed with memorizing the melody on her keyboard and playing it ad nauseam to the point that now i know the habanera better than any song on the disney channel. i know, better something from carmen than the disney channel. but i had never paid attention to the lyrics until yesterday, when we took her keyboard to playground camp so she could plunk out her version of the habanera at the camp's high-stakes talent show. during someone's hula hoop competition, i googled the words on the sly and they took my breath away. aren't they so beautiful! and so true! love, a rebellious bird indeed! they even describe my four year old birdiegirl, who has lately been a rebellious bird that nobody can tame. it is truly taking a love that knows no law to survive this phase we're calling 'probably healthy, but really obnoxious.'
and if the above weren't enough to justify this interpretation, the name of the lovely lady who suggested this weekword was carmen. please visit her to meet all of the other rebels.