“La Vie Boheme” is French for “The Bohemian Life.”
Because I don’t speak French, my associations with “La Vie Boheme” are “The unconventional, artistic, interesting, non-materialistic, challenging, creative, and probably poverty-stricken way.”
Do you have any associations with that?
Here’s another association I have with “La Vie Boheme”: When the young (and somewhat Bohemian) Rent creator Jonathan Larson died right before the debut of Rent (from an undetected cardiac condition), the heart-broken cast went on with the show, but decided to sit down during the performance. When they got to “La Vie Boheme,” they couldn’t help themselves — they got up and danced, danced, danced.
Here’s “La Vie Boheme” (with lyrics but no dancing) from the movie Rent:
Here’s “La Vie Boheme” from a stage production of Rent, with dancing:
Yesterday, I heard “La Vie Boheme” on my walk to and from work. And here are the photos I snapped throughout the day, with “La Vie Boheme” on my mind:
Bohemian thanks to Jonathan Larson, the Longwood Medical area of Boston, Arlington Massachusetts, ducks, geese, and every other person, creature, place, or thing who helped me create this post. Special thanks to you — of course! — for visiting (from Bohemia or wherever) here, today.