WHAT IS ÔHM ?
Feel Like ÔHM’s ambition is double, like it's name.
In Buddhist tradition, each letter "OHM" means respectively, body, speech and mind. Together it’s a state of fullness.
In electricity, OHM means resistance like the lights of eternal Paris.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN BEING FRENCH?
"In front of a garden where water of the fountains is flowing between statues of XVIIIth century and well trimmed box hedges, you say: « It's very French ». In front of an incredible mess where nobody understands anything, you say « it's very french ». In front of a brilliant, but unnecessary action, you say « it's very french ». In front of a charm operation, lead with a mixture of grace, humor and distance, you say « It's very French ».
Pascal is very French and Cyrano is very French too. Montaigne is very French and Pasteur is also very French. Descartes is very French and Musset is very French so far. From Jeanne of Arc to De Gaulle, we know the meaning of the heroism.
And what is more French than irony and lightness, that belongs since always to the Paris legend ?
Being French is loving tradition and is loving the Revolution. Being French is first of all a contradiction.
Around us, England is the sea. Russia is the land. The German engineering is deployed in the northern legends. Italy and Spain incarnates the Southern charm. Being French is to be quartered between North and South, between dream and reality, between sea and land, between the Meuse dear to Peguy and Mistral Oc language. France is diversity - often pushed up to the division. There are countries and cultures that are pleonasms. France is an oxymoron. She loves collecting opposites.
An Englishman has no doubt: he knows he is an English. A German doesn’t hesitate: he strives to be German. French still wonder again and again: "What does it mean, being French? " There’s something in the heart of France that transcends it. She is not only a contradiction and diversity. She also keeps looking over her shoulder. At others. At the world around her. More than any other nation in the world, France is haunted by an aspiration to universality.
With perhaps a shadow of an outside paternalism, Malraux assured that France was never as France as she was talking to other nations. Witold Gombrowicz goes further: "Being French, is precisely consider something else than France."
It is a difficult task, willing to be yourself while trying to open up to others. French, still an effort to be a little more than French and to make France what she has always wanted to be under different masks: a humanity and diversity model.
These French smart guys even gave a name to this explosive mixture: they called brotherhood. "