05 August 2008

The Power of Love

Forgive me. I've been at home with a summer cold for the last several days and now I feel better. I want to giggle.

And just in time, the First Lady of France is releasing a solo album. The very thought makes me smile. It actually makes me grin from ear to ear.

France's First Lady has only been First Lady for a relatively short time. It was only last February that she surprised the world by becoming the third wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Before that, she was the Italian model who broke up Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall.

And of late, she's styled herself as the French Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. She stuns diplomatic circles with her chic style. And wherever she goes, the paparazzi follow.

But she wears it well. She also wears Chanel, Gucci, and several other things well, but that's another story.

It just seems odd to me that everyone who finds themselves famous decides that they suddenly have a great creative gift. Actually, it's not her first album. She's got a couple of other albums available for purchase on iTunes, priced at an economical $9.99 each.
But this time around, the song has changed. Bruni has apparently decided that monogamy is the way to go. And that hubby Sarkozy is God's love-gift to her. Here are some of her lyrical stylings:

"I who always sought fire/I am burning for you like a pagan woman/I who made men dance/To you I give myself entirely."

And in describing her lover-man:

"my drug/More deadly than Afghan heroin/More dangerous than Colombian white."

Are we to believe these insights about the state of marriage for France's First Couple? I think it's perfectly charming that she's so in love, but looking at photographs of the two of them makes me wonder, is it that love is blind? Or that power is the greatest aphrodisiac in the world?

Mrs. Sarkozy's album is available in stores starting today. It is titled under her maiden name, "The Power of Love," by Carla Bruni. It is mostly in French, but you be the judge. And let us know how it all works out for you. I'll be sitting here smiling to myself. No hurry.


Jen said...

You'd think the world had had enough of silly love songs. . .

Add-Options said...

Wait?? She compares her current lover to drugs? Is she speaking from experience?

I remember the hard hitting interview that Barbara Walters did with Ms Bruni the other day. It made me wonder if they would have interviewed her if her husband wasn't the president of France. Not that being the president of France had ever meant much before.

Mick is probably laughing in his soup.