It was hot - goodness it was hot. And, given that it was Monday and most of the shops were closed, I had the streets almost to myself.
Which meant I could notice all the quirky things that might normally be hidden in the bustle of city life. For instance, I found a wonderful yellow door, covered in writing. I'm sure it was something to do with the theatre, as there were other theatrical shops around and a sign of a woman with a splendid feather in her hat hanging above the door.
But it was the door that intrigued me, its very yellowness, and all its words.
The problem is: my French is dreadful. So here I need your help. I have here a random four extracts, all scattered in various places on the door - and since I don't know what they mean I have no idea if I've selected nothing but trivia and ignored the deep and meaningful. I suspect these are quotations from plays? If any are truly rude, then I apologise. And, as you will see, the writing crosses lines in the door as if they aren't there, so some bits are quite difficult to see.
Is this something about an outrage? An assassin?
I think I get this - a cousin has said something bizarre - I wonder what? There must be a story there.
Is someone arriving during a quarrel? Why do I need to know that?
This is possibly the most difficult to see - but please tell me it doesn't mean I love your fat bum?