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Quote Day: Sundays

The French have long had conflicted feelings about Sundays. In the early 1950s, the singer Juliette Greco – one of the muses for French existentialists – made her reputation with “I Hate Sundays.” While she derides Sunday as dead time, made for funerals and the hollow rites of the bourgeoisie, Greco also praises Sunday as the day for making love, not things.

That’s very secular. Forget God. Sex is good, and pleasurable, as she knew. Her 1957 affair with Miles Davis, when he was in Paris, being cool, is legendary, and that had not a thing to do with religion. They probably had some fine Sundays, but that’s a French thing:


Sundays are for love-making. Plan accordingly. 


# for Reticent Mental Property, with credit to an inspirational blog Just Above Sunset at

8 comments on “Quote Day: Sundays

  1. Lawrence Grodecki
    March 10, 2015

    My compliments on a very elegant post, though for the life of me I can’t understand why God and sex can’t mingle . . . after all, is She not at least partly a voyeur? 🙂

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  2. thruthemist
    March 10, 2015

    That is the standing Sunday plan. 🙂


  3. dievca
    March 10, 2015

    Thank Goodness for Sundays on my book. XO

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  4. The Muscleheaded Blog
    March 11, 2015

    Yay for Sundays then !!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. equinoxio21
    May 8, 2015

    I’m not sure we Frogs have conflicted feelings about sundays. Plenty of things to do… 🙂
    There is though a paradoxical “treatment” by the current socialist governmnt about “Working on subdays” OMG! Virgin store on the Chanps -Elysées has closed because of restrictive legislation. (And high costs) now what they just did was to legislate on the number of workable sundays a year. There actually was bargaining on the precise number between the various party fractions. I mean really!
    Thank you for Juliette’s interpretation of this lovely song.
    Take care


    • Bri, exclusive interpretation by Juliette leaves little room for shopping, working or legislating. And I admit, I prefer it her way. Muah- Ret

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