The Fête de la Bastille is celebrated all over the U.S....and around the globe. As a symbol of freedom and hope for all people. And as a lovely excuse to throw a party, or to lunch at a French bistro ;)
Today, on her 17th birthday, the UN has declared that it's also Malala Day. For standing-up to the Taliban to defend education for girls she was shot in the head. With her recovery, she became a crusader for education. She leaves Jon Stewart speechless: (HERE).
As a teenager, Audrey Hepburn also lived through four years of brutal occupation and deprivation during WWII in the Netherlands.
Her uncles were taken out and shot, her father fled the country, her brothers went underground. She was on a line to be bussed to a concentration camp. When the armed guard looked away--she ran and hid in a wet basement full of rats for nearly a week until she felt it was safe to sneak back to her mother and grandfather.
Shortly after the war ended, she was an Oscar winning mega-star living her line from Paris When It Sizzles~ "When I wake up and I see there's a whole new other day, I just go absolutely ape!"
Billions today around the world are imprisoned. In hunger, fear, by doubts, wars and poverty, and by orchestrated circumstances of a rapidly changing world...including the dumbing-down of societies.
This short video is about how your power is in the now: (HERE).
And, an amusing 2-minute story archetype: "How To Write a Screenplay" from Paris When It Sizzles: (HERE).
Thank you so much for stopping by~