From left to right: Kristi, Carole, Nancy, Bernd, Jill, Agnès, Charles, and Jean-Marc. And behind the camera, Charles's wife, Martha. We are in the Crêperie du Hameau, which overlooks the sweet fishing port of Madrague, just east of Cassis. Don't miss Jill's wonderful write up--and you'll love her "vintage buying in France" blog--click here.
apprendre à se connaître
Apprendre à se connaître, à comprendre sa personnalité, ses réactions, ses ressentis, ses blocages, c'est une autre façon de grandir et de profiter pleinement de sa vie. To get to know oneself, to understand one's personality, one's reactions, one's feelings, one's mental blocks, is another way to grow and fully enjoy one's life. --psychologies.com
A Day in a FRENCH Life... by Kristin Espinasse
Do you know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and, still dumbed by sleep, you are eerily at peace?
And then, petit à petit, reality creeps in. You remember the lab test that came back positive or the dogs that went fugitive or the person beside you--the one you are no longer speaking to.
Seized, you wither like a stolen rose--circumstances are out of your control. A familiar voice whispers to you: "The doctors will screw up, traffic's run over your pup, and your husband's had enough!"
The trick, Fellow Traveler, is to run faster than the rose-petalled robbers! Hope is your engine. Get out of bed and keep moving through your day UNTIL YOU HEAR BARKING ON THE HORIZON.
Everything will come back to you if it's meant to: health and loved ones--including your damn husband.
(Chou-chou, if you're reading--this song's for you: Like To Get To Know You Again by Edie Brickell)
petit à petit = little by little
chouchou = sweetie
Damn handsome, and I can't argue there :-) I made a video of him on his vintage tractor. Don't miss it here.
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