With a little curtsy to Bob Dylan for the lead-in to this post, this week I bring you the 2012 Epiphany parade in Aix.
Of course, as you know, in the Christian tradition, Epiphany is the celebration of the three wise men/kings (whom I always referred to, when I was little, as "the three kings from orientare". I wasn't familiar with musical phrasing yet and I really didn't understand where they were from in the first place...but I digress...) make the journey to Bethlehem bearing gifts for the newborn Jesus.
But of course this is France. So here are two of our three wise men (or should I say 'wise guys') out and about during a break. One is munching on a crêpe (which is a wise move - they're delicious here! Perhaps he has another in his pocket to offer to the baby he's headed to see...) and the other, bringing a uniquely French flair to his portrayal by carrying a man-bag. That must be where he's storing his gift.
Have a great start to your week!