Sunday, 14 February 2010
Today the streets of Paris, between Chinese lanterns and heart-shaped balloons, have literally painted red. In fact, more than the Carnival devoted to Valentine's Day, February 14th also marks the start of Chinese New Year. So, while in a spot it was celebrating the Spring Festival with the the "Dragon Dance" and firecrackers, in another area of the town a festive group of masked people, who at the sound of drums, was parading giving their own interpretation of tall couple. Yes, because the main theme of Carnival, in honor of Valentine's Day, focused on couples improbables; It was a pity that my boyfriend has refused to dress like a bear, otherwise I would be able to fulfill my dream to form the odd couple that I have created on this notebook a little time ago... It would really be a perfect opportunity to celebrate the impossible love of these two funny characters...
About tall couples: at a certain point, the two parades (the carnival and the Chinese New year ones) met together giving rise to this odd couple:
Although these two worlds seem apparently very far, this meeting is the emblem of multiculturalism in Paris and its extraordinary ability to mix all identities.
I was forgetting to say that 2010 is the year of the tiger. According to the Chinese Zodiac, who is born under the sign of the Tiger is someone equipped with a magnetic personality, sense of authority and independence. On the other hand, Tiger persons are quite indifferent, a little cold, proud and ambitious. And for celevration this New Chinese Year, I've hand carved a rubber stamp featuring the Tiger. Voilà!