The 14th of July, a national holiday in France — La Fête Nationale — commemorates commoners storming  Bastille prison in 1789 to free political prisoners. The event occurred near the start of the French Revolution (1789-1799) — and served as a symbol of liberté, égalité, fraternité (liberty, equality, fraternity). Vive la France!

…every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other…when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret.” CHARLES DICKENS, A Tale of Two Cities

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