We are ensemble, A force inséparable; Each choosing l'autre. Question or answer, Implicit or explicit, No matter... it's love. N'importe qui demande, N'importe où, comment ou quand, La réponse: la même. This Franglais Haiku has been brought to you by an overwhelming rush of love. Happy Anniversary, mon bel amour. [Photo credit: Aimee Gille, 2007] Read more →
Four months to love you, Learn you and discover you. Four months of sheer joy. This weekend, Georges and I are celebrating four months of our new life together, and getting a jump start on Valentine's Day at the same time. As a special treat, we've booked a room on Saturday at a charming little place in the 6ème. We will wander the ancient streets hand in hand looking in shop windows, enjoy a lovely dinner somewhere quiet, perhaps go to a movie, and maybe even kiss on the Pont des Arts. (I have been dying to be kissed on the Pont des Arts, which has my favorite views in all of Paris.) We will certainly marvel at how we began because it still feels like a miracle... and will speak of where we're going, because le monde est à nous. So if you are on a bateau-mouche, passing under the bridge, and you happen to spot us there... don't be offended if we don't wave back. I think we will have eyes only for each other. Read more →
I stepped off a bus. His eyes first caught me, held me... Followed by his lips. Words can't quite describe How blessed I feel, found by him -- Needle in haystack. One Month: Life has changed Beyond dreams, expectations. He is in my soul. Photo: Georges contemplating a Raphael, Musée Condé @ Chantilly Read more →
Without a signal. No phone. No email. Nothing. Lost, without a 'Net. I just hate the utter waste of time that ensues whenever my crappy French cable company has an all-day outage. This is the third time since January. Today it wasn't until 3:15pm that I got back up and running 100% because it kept coming on, and then blacking out again. Adding insult to the injury, I ran out of cell phone minutes and couldn't recharge them without the internet access either! I do not seem to be able to correctly navigate the all-French instructions to recharge the phone USING the phone and a carte bancaire, so unless I can log on and recharge, or I go to a store that sells SFR pre-paid minutes, I'm cut off! It's enough to make me want to convert to a monthly plan. However, since the cable/internet service is included in my rent, along with all my other utilities (yes, even electricity!), I can't really complain too much to the owners. I do find it odd, though, that they live right next door and don't use Noos themselves; they use some other, and probably more reliable, cable company. Read more →
Thoughts of young lives lost And lives saved, acts of courage. We are with V. T. Some things will never make sense and no explanation will ever be good enough. Sending thoughts of healing and peace to everyone in the Virginia Tech community. Read more →
Shortest of the year, The Sun slept in. So did I. Days get lighter now. And happy SUMMER solstice to those south of the equator. You lucky people; it's COLD here! Fractal Image: "Winter Solstice" Copyright 2003 Damien M. Jones Read more →
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