Monday, May 23, 2011

Rain Rain Rain

We expect it in the NW, even quite a bit of it, but 2011 has to be record of sorts.  I doubt that we have had more than 10 days without rain. since the year began.


Le Sommail on the Canal du Midi

Fortunately, tomorrow I am flying off to sunny (unseasonably so) Belgium and the south of France where I plan to sit in the sun alongside the canal while sipping something cool and alcoholic, and then close my eyes and breathe in the warm air.  I am very lucky and I know it!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Celebrating Mothers

Mahaut, my pretty young mother in 1939.

I don't believe in an after life, Maman, 
but they say I have your smile.
So do


Minerve 
your granddaughter,
and
 
Gabrielle
your great granddaughter.

A smile is good to leave behind,
I remember yours.
Merci Maman.

§§

Je ne crois pas à l'au-delà, Maman,
mais on me dit que j'ai ton sourire.
 Elles l'ont aussi
Minerve, 
ta petite-fille
et
Gabrielle,
ton arrière petite-fille.

Laisser un sourire c'est beau.
Je me souviens du tien.
Merci Maman.