lundi 30 juin 2008

Monday's wish...

"Love is the answer.
Now, what was the question?"
Author Unknown
Outside our front door...
I wish I was a bigot...
"I wish I was a bigot
A hypocrite that never checks his words.
Never have to stop before I speak… or write.
Never had to consider what other people think or feel.
Because I do.

I wish I was blind.
Blind so I can see no pain.
Never see their faces.
Never see the suffering.
Never see the words I write.
Because I can see.

I wish I had no memory.
No memories of faces and places that suffer.
No memories of the bad times of others.
No memories that remind me why I am on this earth.
Because I have memories.

I wish I never worried.
Never worried about the lives taken in war and hate.
Never worry about the hungry kids.
Never worry about the suffering women.
Because I do worry.

I wish I never cared.
Never cared about the lives of others.
Never caring about the world we are leaving behind for our kids.
Never cared about the workers suffering to make our clothes
and pick our food.

Because I do care.
I do care.
I do worry.
I do have memories.
I do see.
But sometimes. Just sometimes.
It gets too much.
And I need to take a deep breath.
And start again.
Above all.
There is love."

Anyone else feeling like this..?

lundi 23 juin 2008


Quel bonheur cette matinée de chine sous le soleil...

J'ai trouvé surtout de vieux tissus anciens comme je les aime,
(des draps en lin brodées, une chemise, du tissus...)
du mobilier de jardin en fer forgé et ces deux livres de Beatrix Potter
qui sont plus vieux que moi..!
(il n'y a pas de date de publication, mais il y a un nom et la date 1952 à l'intérieur)

jeudi 12 juin 2008

mercredi 11 juin 2008

So true...

I can’t remember where I saw this, but I thought it was worth sharing...

Isabella Smith

The most destructive habit -

The greatest Joy -

The greatest loss -
loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work -
Helping others

The ugliest personality trait -

The most endangered species -
Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resources -
Our youth

The greatest "shot in the arm" -

The greatest problem to overcome -

The most effective sleeping pill -

Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease -

The most powerful force in life -

The most dangerous pariah -
A gossiper

The world's most incredible computer -
The brain

The worst thing to be without -

The deadliest weapon -
The tongue

The two most powerful words -
"I Can"

The greatest asset -

The most worthless emotion -

The most beautiful attire -

The most prized possession -

The most contagious spirit -

vendredi 6 juin 2008

If wishes could come true...

this is where I'd be going tomorrow morning,
instead of to my local market in the rain..!
Markets scenes in Udaipur
. I have a real passion for outdoor markets,
wherever they be...

dimanche 1 juin 2008

The Flower Market...

If my garden was not in the French Alps,
I'd have bought some bougainvillier and some hibiscus for my garden...
I love the atmosphere of this (semi)permanent flower market
at Place Louis Lepine, on the Île de la Cite.
It's the most famous and, unfortunately, one of the last flower markets of Paris
- there are 2 others : beside the church of La Madeleine (8th)
and Place des Ternes (17th)
The different stalls offer a large choice of rare flowers and orchids
plus trees, aromatic plants and fresh cut flowers
The market is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings.
On Sundays there is a bird market.