Merry Christmas - The shadow of Cleopatra at the Hair Salon - Myrrh & Electricity // Joyeux Noël - L'ombre de Cléopâtre dans le salon de coiffure - Myrrhe et électricité © Chant Wagner 2018
Paris by night and Paris around Christmas...
The visual culture is now rich with holograms, still quaint, spied from the sidewalks
In other corners of the store, traditional decorations stick around.
In this flux and flow of time,
the shadow of Cleopatra emerged
She taught you a long time ago how to walk, how to dress and how to be a more beautiful you
She was passing by whirring "Remember the lessons!"
In Egypt it served me well
"Don't forget! The scents and the sillage!"
I thought I could smell myrrh and electricity,
spicy ruby wine and molten beeswax