Q. Do you take your inspiration from Danielle Mitterrand or Bernadette Chirac?
A. Both are women I respect. But just as Nicolas is unlike any of his predecessors, I would like to keep my own personality while of course respecting the dignity of the office [of First Lady].
Surely the Environmental Grenelle accords prohibit wasting paper in this way (it hits the newsstands tomorrow, folks, so line up now).
But wait, "Nicolas" can take heart. Although Ms. Bruni has said that intense desire lasts only two weeks and love no more than a year,
... recent brain-scan studies show that romantic love really can last years into a marriage. Last week, at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference in Albuquerque, researchers presented brain-scan data on several men and women who had been married for 10 or more years. Interviews and questionnaires suggested they were still intensely in love with their partners. Brain scans confirmed it, showing increased brain activity associated with romantic love when the subjects saw pictures of their spouses.
No doubt Ms. Bruni will see many pictures of her spouse and share with him many novel situations, which is science's remedy for stale marriage.