Simply Spring V - Lovers' Quarrel {Paris Photo}


Lovers' Quarrel ~ Querelle d'amoureux © 2015 Chantal-Hélène Wagner

Even if the garden was peaceful and quiet and the young, adolescent couple were not noisy at all, you could sense a tension in the air and between the two only expressed to you by their body language...

They are two young lovers who are having a serious argument, perhaps are even on the verge of breaking up.

The young man is obviously on the defensive while the young woman looks genuinely hurt, puzzled and lost in her thoughts.

They contribute unwittingly in this instant to the myth of Paris as the city of (quarrelsome) love. Even in Ratatouille, the French lovers are ripping at each other.

Although they are not married, I would like to quote to them and others like them what Goethe said that,

It is sometimes essential for a husband and a wife to quarrel - they get to know each other better.

And also - replacing "marriage" with "relationship" that,

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

The air in the garden was so qualitatively different as soon as you entered it. It reminds you that those green lungs in the midst of the city are essential and that to breathe in some of their air is to be reminded of what freshness and purity can mean.

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