miércoles, 20 de octubre de 2010


A Genève, Emmanuel Kamdem est fonctionnaire international mais dans son Cameroun natal, il est roi ! Nous avons eu le privilège de l'accompagner lors des funérailles de sa très chère maman. Une fête endiablée plutôt qu'une cérémonie funèbre: au Cameroun, les funérailles interviennent plusieurs années après le décès. Il s'agit moins de pleurer le défunt que de marquer d'une fête magnifique le dernier adieu qui lui est dû.


The funeral of a politician, especially the executive, who was in office and whose death was tragic proportions invariably takes mega show.

If Machiavelli were alive I would say these tragic deaths would be the best way for politicians to leave public life and enter the history books.

150 thousands of mourners have gathered in Poland's ancient capital for the burial of President Lech Kaczynski and his wife who were killed in a plane crash in western Russia on April 10.






I found exciting the death of Princess Diana, did not say it was very nice. On the facts, I was painting the ceiling of my mother's house and spent the day listening to the radio which only gave news of the accident with the tragic death of Princess Diana. The funeral was touching her and this song by Elton John touched the hearts of all

Princes Diana - Elton John - Goodbye Englands Rose

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Candle in the Wind 1997

Goodbye England's Rose
May you ever grow in our hearts.
You were the grace that placed itself
Where lives were torn apart.
You called out to our country,
And you whispered to those in pain.
Now you belong to heaven,
And the stars spell out your name.

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind:
Never fading with the sunset
When the rain set in.
And your footsteps will always fall here,
Along England's greenest hills;
Your candle's burned out long before
Your legend ever will.

Loveliness we've lost;
These empty days without your smile.
This torch we'll always carry
For our nation's golden child.
And even though we try,
The truth brings us to tears;
All our words cannot express
The joy you brought us through the years.

Goodbye England's Rose,
From a country lost without your soul,
Who'll miss the wings of your compassion
More than you'll ever know.

Achei emocionante a morte da princesa Diana, não disse que achei legal. No dia dos fatos, eu estava pintando o teto da casa da minha mãe e passei o dia escutando a radio que só dava notícia do acidente com o fim trágico da morte da princesa Diana. O funeral dela foi comovente e esta música de Elton John tocou o coração de todos.