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PANTHEON . . Dedicated to the patron saint of Paris, St. Geniveve, the Pantheon came as a complete surprise to me. I'd heard of it but never visited before. It was like a small cathedral with a who's who list of French history buried there. That list included Voltaire, Rousseau, Louis Braille, the Curies, Alexander Dumas and Victor Hugo. I did notice that nobody who painted appeared to make the list of French heroes. So, there was no Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Renoir - or even Van Gogh or Picasso who are also buried in France. I did walk away with a reminder. No matter how great you are or what you achieve, you all have to meet your maker some time. Make the most of the time you are given.


Rest in Peace, Victor Hugo and Alexander Dumas Louis Braille
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