Bienvenue. Je m’appelle Ben Wallace. This site is a boiling hot mess that I’ve destroyed and rebuilt countless times just to make a space where I can write.

When I first went to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, I saw a piece of graffiti on the wall that said “ICI LE RÊVE”, which literally means “HERE THE DREAM”. My first thought was that it was grammatically strange. It looked like a cautionary sign like “LEFT TURN YIELD ON GREEN”.

If you want to know about me, then it is my personality to take a piece of graffiti that was probably drawn by some tourist and build all of my love of the country on top of it. I’ll even tattoo a grammatically better sentence on my chest, “VOICI LE RÊVE”.

Here Is The Dream.