"I want to make people cry, even when they don't understand my words." - Edith Piaf
Anyone who has ever listened to "La Vie en Rose" knows what she's talking about. If you understand the French it helps, but it's not essential. That, dear friends, is Art.
And while I'm thinking of it, here's a picture I took with my iPhone last year of Piaf's grave at the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris last fall.