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Immortality in the 21st century


The French Republic with its Academy and the United Kingdom with the pomp of its monarchy have a well-organized system for honoring their talents.

A good academy is necessary to specify a concept as abstract and long as immortality.

Thanks to Mario Vargas Llosa and his literary work, a Latin American is immortal.

Member of an institution created to venerate French without having written his works in that language.

Oh, the French!

Apart from immortality, there are also milestones and rites that concluded in the orgasm that many of us felt on Thursday at the time of the news in Spain.

What I knew about this ceremony was what I read as a teenager about the admission of Jean Cocteau in 1955. The jacket he wore and the sword he had made caught my attention.

The information that came to me about that moment contained several curiosities: Cocteau was homosexual and author of

Les Enfants Terribles

, a reading that defined my youthful aspirations.

In addition, Coco Chanel collaborated in the cost of the sword, designed by the writer himself and commissioned from Cartier.

Cocteau's partner, Jean Marais, was for my mom a kind of blond and French god.

With Vargas Llosa, forty-odd years after those readings, there are other milestones in common.

important, valuable

But in order not to get completely carried away by emotion, I just want to express my joy at seeing him enter the Académie with that fantastic frock coat with embroidery in the shape of olive leaves, emulating any portrait of Simón Bolívar or Napoleon, two great men from Latin America and France.

At least on that point of style and relevance, I felt like they focused on it.

The rest of the News took advantage of this glamor to avoid bad news and to remind us that immortality chooses you.

Other information was added: the


of the coronation of Carlos III, which starts with

Come Together

by The Beatles and which avoids any song by Elton John, so that Queen Camila is not bothered by the ghost of Diana of Wales.

That musical selection is another trick of the British monarchy, celebrating one of its largest cultural industries: pop music.

It seemed to me that these two nations, the French Republic with its Academy and the United Kingdom with the pomp of its monarchy, have a well-organized system for honoring their talents, choosing their immortals.

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Vargas Llosa upon entering the French Academy: "The novel will save democracy or it will be buried with it and disappear"

Spanish pomp and circumstance were present at the Académie thanks to the king emeritus, invited to the ceremony at the express wish of the writer, according to what he told this newspaper.

There is already enough noise about the attendees and absentees at the ceremony, but what is surprising is that the King came accompanied by his youngest daughter, Cristina, the


of "I don't know".

Did you include it as a folksy joke?

A touch of picaresque.

Since they do not reside in Spain, communication between them flows comfortably without going through Madrid.

It is a complicated grammar, you need private lessons to understand it.

It could be the way to promote an alternative academy.

That is why Froilán, grandson of the emeritus, was not there with some friends;

they go to a night academy.

Felipe Juan Froilán is not alone, he always organizes a


, which is more or less responsible for getting the best out of the classes, that is his priority.

Infanta Cristina and King Emeritus Juan Carlos, upon their arrival at Mario Vargas Llosa's entrance ceremony at the French Academy, on Thursday, February 9, in Paris. SARAH MEYSSONNIER (REUTERS)

The designer Eduardo Navarrete has other priorities;

They made him a successful member of that other academy on our television that is

El Hormiguero


In the interview he spoke in an uncomplicated way about his cosmetic surgeries, a well-received way of approaching immortality.

As is fame, which he increased thanks to the good audience he obtained for his participation.

The criticism of his statements was

a trending topic

, that other catalyst of immortality that suddenly brought Navarrete closer to the eternal Madonna, who appeared at the Grammys still in the process of recovering from the intervention made to look immortal in her autumn concerts.

Brightness, beauty, impudence, vanity, and ego seem to be the decorations that accompany immortality in the 21st century.

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Source: elparis

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