One Sunday morning in April, I ran into the Paris International Marathon and saw this line of firemen across Rue de Rivoli, cheering on the runners as they passed. I caught the tail end of the race, and it was touching to see how the firemen looked on and clapped for everyone, even the slowest lone runner... I'm a sucker for public displays of support and solidarity.
And on the opposite side of the street, at the entrance of the Louvre, the attention of observers was focused toward the grand sculptures inside the museum,... or was it toward the mini screens in their hands. It's a scene so very common these days, and it reminded me of a quote from Susan Sontag, "Today everything exists to end in a photograph." True?