Tribute: Bernard Pivot, a few words to say it

Bernard Pivot, a few words to say it

Published: 05/12/2024, 1:02 p.m.

DRAGONFLY. To love a language is to be curious enough about it for it to take you to heaven, and “dragonfly” is therefore perfect to start this little list, at the moment of its death. Because he thought that books make you leave your home, your friendly, family comfort, and go towards other worlds, rub shoulders with something else, like the carefree insect leaves through the window, called by light. It can be cruel to search for what it means to live, to love, to die, because in the end there is nothing else. But we can also spot miracles, like dragonfly, of which he said: “Words have a sensuality, a poetry and a sound. A dragonfly has four wings and four wings. This combination of biology and spelling is magnificent.”

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