My visit to Merleau-Ponty’s grave coincided with the 50th anniversary of his death. It was Andy Clark who first brought Merleau-Ponty to my attention (Phenomenology of Perception) in his seminal book Being There, the latter, for me at least, one of those books that presented a seismic shift to my thinking. My interest in M-P is in his phenomenology, not his Marxism which I had no knowledge of. (The guy in the Jim Morrison T-shirt was a Père Lachaise guide that tracked down M-P’s grave without whom I wouldn’t have found it.)