Happy Birthday Ram!

I was thinking of you today, wondering what could I do to celebrate this special day. I finished by making some cakes for you. I hope you appreciate, too bad you’re living in Hungary and me in France. 😀
At least you can see I was not lying.

But I am not so cruel — just a little. ;D

Yesterday I was listening to the radio when I heard a song of Mylène Farmer (a french singer) and in listening the words I thought it was the perfect gift for you.
The video is beautiful and sad too but has no real meaning with what is said in the song. Despite that, I want to share this one with you and let you judge by yourself : Sans contrefaçon – Mylène Farmer

The song said this :

As we have to choose
With soft words I can say it
Without doubt
I am a boy
And for an empire
I will not undress
As without doubt
I am a boy
__
Alone in my closet
My eyes outlined with black
Away from prying eyes
I defy the chance
In this world without meaning
I do what please me
A handkerchief in the warmth of my pant
I am Chevalier d’Eon
__
As we have to choose
With soft words I can say it
Without doubt
I am a boy
And for an empire
I will not undress
As without doubt
I am a boy
__
In turns they chase me
From your companies
I don’t admit they threaten
My resolutions
I don’t give a dare what other people say
I am chameleon
Take care of my tin soldiers
Those will kill you
__
As we have to choose
With soft words I can say it
Without doubt
I am a boy
And for an empire
I will not undress
As without doubt
I am a boy
___

This is my first gift. And come the second.
After this anguished video I wanted to lighten the atmosphere, so I send you this video that I hope will make you smile :
Monsieur

I know you like and know a lot about French History. But I don’t know if you have seen the serie ‘Versailles’. Personally I did. Like in Alexander, they took some liberties with the reality. After all it is not a hystoric classroom but an advertisement. It is really interesting and fun. I like particularly Philippe d’Orléans’ character, known under the nickname of ‘Monsieur’ — shortcut for Monsieur le frère du roi or if you prefer Mister the king’s brother.

Philippe was obliged by his mother to live like a woman since childhood with the aim to weaken him and broke all rivalry between the two brothers.

Here a painting of the two brothers: On the left the future Louis XVI and Philippe, on the right, dressed like a girl.

To keep him company in his young years, he had a friend, another boy François-Timoléon de Choisy, obliged too to live and dress like a girl to his eighteen years old. Like Monsieur this boy will have an unusual destiny. This one, known under the nicknames of Madame de Sancy or Comtesse des Barres, came from a bourgeois family. He became the abbey of Choisy. All his life and despite the fact he was an abbey he continued to dress like a woman seducing under this appearance a lot of woman. Like what… 😀

As for Philippe, he was openly gay even if in this age this word didn’t exist, neither homosexuality. So he was what he was. They only talked about ‘Italian vice’ when they speak about this. And the Italian people called it the French vice. 😀

Married twice, he fulfilled his royal duty in having children and tightening some alliance. The funny things are that the most of the European royal families today come from him and his descendants, not from his beloved brother Louis.

Despite his feminine attitude he was a great military man, engaged and brave, respected by his men. He has an unusual destiny and only one weakness Chevalier, his lover. And despite all, he was always faithfull to his brother. I hope you will enjoy the video and appreciate the character. And I incite you to see the serie if it is not already done. Or even read about his life. He inspire me a lot as character.

Happy birthday my friend !
BTW the cakes were delicious ! 😀

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