Another nice, relaxing, sunny, funny day here in France. J painted for a few hours in one of the main squares today, but took a break to pose by one of the cuter cars in town. Finished another good book, and some of my friends will be happy to note more fiction than non-fiction. Enjoyed another pizza from the pizza truck again tonight; my usual, and J tried (first) a pizza with artichokes, onion, tuna, asparagus, and a raw egg (yuck!), then switched to another pizza with creme fresh (cheesy-sour cream), ham, onion, and chevre (goat) cheese, (yum!). Have been enjoying learning more about the other students in J's class, and was entertained this evening by one trying to read French conversational statements from a French/English translation book - comparable to good stand-up comedy. The evenings here are glorious; light, cool breeze, sundown is just now occurring at 10:30 at night; with hues varying from deep purple to soft yellowish-pink. Have not mentioned the unusual aspect of the skies in this area, we do not seem to be in a major flight zone, very few jet trails in the sky - makes for some "purity of the sky", which sounds unusual, but to experience it is great! Now, for another answer to a question - move here permanently? Could see a summer home, if we had the money...Could see retiring here six months out of the year, if we had the money... Could imagine a lot of different possibilities, but with families and friends and a cat in USA, unless they consider coming along, it would be a tough move. But the light, and the slow pace, and the richness of the food and drink are going to be hard to replicate when we return. Have a great weekend. M
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman