I’m finally able to post in a round about way. Something is wrong with our usual Internet and phone lines but, via Maurice’s IPhone I am able to get online. They told us our line should be fixed by the 17th. It just takes longer to get things done out in the boonies. In the meantime, here is a post I saved a couple of months ago.
You never know what you will see in a big city. I’m always coming upon things that surprise me. One surprise were these men on their stilts. There is a big Celtic/Breton gathering in Bercy Park coming up and I think these men were going to be part of that but on this day there were in front of the Hotel d’Ville.
They weren’t there just to walk around but instead they were trying to knock the other guy off of his stilts. One guy went down with a bang on the hard cement. Notice that you don’t see any women there doing this. The women I know wouldn’t do this because they don’t want to hurt themselves. I still remember my male cousins jumping off of a high set of steps and then doing one of those rolls in the dirt like a soldier when they hit the ground. There was no way I would do that. First of all, I didn’t want to hurt myself. Secondly, I didn’t want to get dirty. Just a couple of differences between boys and girls.