french word: flaneur

flaneur (n., French)

the act of strolling aimlessly, captivated with the world.

“For the perfect flâneur, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow. To be away from home, yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the center of the world, yet to remain hidden from the world—such are a few of the slightest pleasures of those independent, passionate, impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define.” Charles Baudelaire 

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Author: bonjourb.

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