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Flight of the Soul

French Minister for Health Simone Veil gives a speech about the campaign she launchs against Tobacco ,16 September 1975, in Paris. / AFP PHOTO

French Minister for Health Simone Veil gives a speech about the campaign she launchs against Tobacco ,16 September 1975, in Paris. / AFP PHOTO

‘Merci, Madame.’ was the tone of waking today as French President Emmanuel Macron honoring the life of Simone Veil, interred in the Pantheon, buried with her husband in a procession from the Shoah foundation that held the memories of the souls murdered by atrocities the worst kind, so horrific, as fallen into a slumber of sorts.

The celebration as remembrance, the words, she fought to embody, I can therefore, I am.

lost to horrors were her parents and her brother in the Nazi camps.

78651 tattooed on her arm when she was imprisoned in what was known as a camp Bergen Belson forever burned into her left arm.

Children often ask ‘What is that?’

What does it mean?

Her answer — a symbol of “untouchable dignity.”

soft tender tones

I owe somebody a gift

it has been received

In the Pantheon of Human History

in spaces close and far

hearts broken

lifted up

weaving light

as the masters foretold.

 

France paid homage on Sunday to Simone Veil, a revered Holocaust survivor who championed human rights. She became only the fifth woman to join the nation’s heroes interred in the Panthéon in Paris.

“France loves Simone Veil and loves her for her struggles,” President Emmanuel Macron said Today.

“We wanted Simone Veil to enter the Pantheon without waiting for generations to pass so that her battles, her dignity and her hope remain a compass in these troubled times.”

The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry. ❤️

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