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Guest Post by Denise Moulun Pasek
2020-09-30 18:31 UTC by French la Vie

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate I have asked you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media. 

I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life I feel I know so many of you through the comment section and emails I...

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Embracing Joy
2020-09-29 11:49 UTC by French la Vie

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Star Light
2020-09-28 15:42 UTC by French la Vie

Stars annie

 

A constant about life

everything

changes and is changing

stars burn brightly

 

 

 

                 

Guest Post by Rebecca Carvin aka RebeccaNYC
2020-09-27 06:11 UTC by French la Vie

This November my blog will be 16 years old. To celebrate that I have asked you my readers to submit a Guest Post for my blog as a way of celebrating our connectedness as a community through social media. 

I hope you will send me your story or at least a glimpse into your life I feel I know so many of you through the comment section and...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-09-27
2020-09-27 04:00 UTC

  1. Going to Try Something New
  2. Pumpkin Harvest
  3. Let Your Story Be Told
  4. Shout Out to Victoria Magazine
  5. Daily Walk Saint Pons in Gemenos

Autumn Table Top
2020-09-26 16:20 UTC by French la Vie

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Let Your Story Be Told
2020-09-25 21:50 UTC by French la Vie

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Let your story be told

in words that sing the notes that brought you here, with melodies that weave your days into song. Let us hear it, all the notes hi and lows, and the note that carried you through.

Please, I want to hear about you:

Do you cook, do you play a sport, are you suffering, do you care for your parents, are you married,...

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Going to Try Something New
2020-09-24 16:56 UTC by French la Vie

Going to try something new on my Blog, I do not know why I hadn’t  thought of it before. After 15 years of blogging I think I should have thought of it. 

My idea is to feature readers of my blog. Intentionally I will ask some of you who have been reading my blog since time began for French la Vie. What I hope is that each person...

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Daily Walk Saint Pons in Gemenos
2020-09-23 20:46 UTC by French la Vie

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Shout Out to Victoria Magazine
2020-09-22 17:44 UTC by French la Vie

                 

Kindness shared
2020-09-21 19:03 UTC by French la Vie

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Pumpkin Harvest
2020-09-20 11:20 UTC by French la Vie

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Cinderellas I have watched you grow on the vine, snuggled in the dirt, full and ripe

Stacked on the blue truck away you go

 

 

 

 

                 

Pumpkin Harvest
2020-09-20 11:20 UTC by French la Vie

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Cinderellas I have watched you grow on the vine, snuggled in the dirt, full and ripe

Stacked on the blue truck away you go

 

 

 

 

                 

Weekly Top Posts: 2020-09-20
2020-09-20 04:00 UTC

  1. What I Found Online
  2. Listening Beyond Words
  3. A Legend RGB
  4. Daily Dose of Nature’s Beauty
  5. You Are Not Alone

A Legend RGB
2020-09-19 06:28 UTC by French la Vie

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Petal by Petal
2020-09-18 11:42 UTC by French la Vie

petal by petal

 

Petal by petal

your fragrance a soothing strength

unfolding with consistency 

though your depth surpasses such a mundane word

eternal beauty,

poetic boldness,

even in your elegance

your protective thorns set the boundaries

though hinder not your graceful strength.

... and let us be the petal, the fragrance, the rose that...

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You Are Not Alone
2020-09-17 10:10 UTC by French la Vie

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    As I pushed Gabriel in his stroller I read,

“You are not alone”

on a building’s wall. Not three yards away was a man gathering his belongings; Several empty plastic bottles, a massive soiled plastic sheet that appeared to be his home, and a rag for a blanket. His clothes barely hung on him.

Barefoot.
Unruly hair and...

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Be the Love You Seek
2020-09-16 05:59 UTC by French la Vie

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Daily Dose of Nature’s Beauty
2020-09-15 12:23 UTC by French la Vie

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What I Found Online
2020-09-14 07:27 UTC by French la Vie

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Listening Beyond Words
2020-09-13 20:23 UTC by French la Vie

 

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Babies when they hear a sound they usually stop what they are doing and listen at the same time they look around for recognition that they have recognized a familiar or new sound.

When Gabriel hears a sound he knows or a new sound he stops- he looks- he listens- he looks around to see who has noticed what he has heard. Registering...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-09-13
2020-09-13 04:00 UTC

  1. Breathing in
  2. Tell me Some Acts if Kindness?
  3. Baby in Paris
  4. Carrying On is What We Do with Courage and Grace
  5. California

Bread, Wine,Cheese... and Confit Tomatoes
2020-09-12 20:29 UTC by French la Vie

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Cherry tomates clinging to the vine

Gently swirl them with a generous splash of olive oil,

toss oregano and salt confetti

bake for 30 minutes or so on medium heat until theit coats wrinkle.

 

                 

What I Saw Today on my Walk
2020-09-11 21:30 UTC by French la Vie

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A moisten path

leaves glistening with raindrops,

nature breathing after a long spell without rain.

Snails. 

 

 

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This cabanon (cabin) that really wants me to come inside.

I know it does.

My name is on the door.

I have never seen anyone around it except trees and vines inching their way cover...

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Carrying On is What We Do with Courage and Grace
2020-09-10 19:58 UTC by French la Vie

Be safe

be kind

Scream if need be, get it out, but do so without hurting anyone.

These are unusual times challenging us to see things we might not have seen, to listen to ideas that are new or uncomfortable, to hold on to what we believe yet be open to the possibility that it is okay to change, to question, to keep caring even if it is too much...

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California
2020-09-09 20:31 UTC by French la Vie

The photos of the orange sky, smoke dense enough that you could look at the sun directly as we do the moon, photos that I doubled-checked by asking if they were taking last night or this morning?! A silence fills the air, birds are not singing, wild animals are coming into the neighborhoods in search of food, water, shade, refuge... Ash blowing as...

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Baby in Paris
2020-09-08 18:09 UTC by French la Vie

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After six months in the south due to Covid 19 Chelsea and Martin returned to their apartment in Paris. Martin was working from home but now is back at work, and Chelsea will go back to work later this month. 

Gabriel is in Paris and loves loves loves to be outside. There is a park near their home so they go there as often as...

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Tell me Some Acts if Kindness?
2020-09-07 09:28 UTC by French la Vie

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Breathing in
2020-09-06 19:45 UTC by French la Vie

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Breathing in peace

breathing out distractions

breathing in grace

breathing out worry

breathing in gentleness

breathing out bitterness

breathing in faith

breathing out superficiality

breathing in love

breathing out anger

breathing in silence

until I am breathing out silence as well

 

                 

Weekly Top Posts: 2020-09-06
2020-09-06 04:00 UTC

  1. Happy Birthday Yann
  2. Flower Child
  3. Changing Seasons
  4. Bread of Life
  5. Example from the Heart

Positive Learning
2020-09-05 06:20 UTC by French la Vie

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Happy Birthday Yann
2020-09-04 21:55 UTC by French la Vie

 

 

Your birthday

you woke up early to take a bus to the motorcycle repair shop

were, at last, the reparations of one of your oldest motorcycles was completed 

while there you saw a vintage 125 motorcycle

love at first sight 

I shook my head 

disappointment filled yours

”you have six”

”three don't...

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Changing Seasons
2020-09-03 14:50 UTC by French la Vie

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Changing seasons

In the air 
Caressing my consciousness

ever so slightly

Barely aware

that tomorrow

that distant future

today

Leads the way

 

                 

Flower Child
2020-09-02 05:51 UTC by French la Vie

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In the garden of delight



                 

Bread of Life
2020-09-01 20:57 UTC by French la Vie

Bread of life

 

Bread of life the source of our well being

community

communion

together

Bread: many hands, golden wheat, sweat, the beating of heart and sun.

Breaking bread,

shared labor,

shared joy,

shared.

 

 

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Life's source food for the soul, feeding the need of our hearts, bodies, and minds.

                 

Example from the Heart
2020-08-31 20:11 UTC by French la Vie

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
2020-08-30 20:51 UTC by French la Vie

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Weekly Top Posts: 2020-08-30
2020-08-30 04:00 UTC

  1. Find Peace Where You Can
  2. Summer Holidays are Coming to a End...
  3. Darkness to Light
  4. One of my Favorite Stories of Annie
  5. This Delight

Find Peace Where You Can
2020-08-29 17:42 UTC by French la Vie

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A ten minute walk from my home

that I ritually take to start my day

Peaceful 

a place where I find 

solace, a place to pour out my thoughts.

 

                

Worn Loved Remains True
2020-08-28 20:33 UTC by French la Vie

 

 

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Darkness to Light
2020-08-27 07:47 UTC by French la Vie

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 



 

                

Summer Holidays are Coming to a End...
2020-08-26 21:01 UTC by French la Vie

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I am going to miss this little person!

                

One of my Favorite Stories of Annie
2020-08-25 20:51 UTC by French la Vie

Annie threading a needle 

While threading the needle to sew Sacha's worn jeans I asked Annie if she had any tender memories of living during World War II? If there was any light in that dark passage. Anything that reminded her of beauty when life around them was so unfair and off balance.

Focusing on sewing 

Annie keeping her eye on the thread and needle said, "Of course...

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Which Hand This One or That One?
2020-08-24 21:18 UTC by French la Vie

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Over and over he plays

Sometimes he gets it other times he guesses again.

He plays, he tries, and he is happy learning on his Mother’s knee.

                

This Delight
2020-08-23 21:18 UTC by French la Vie

this delight

Holding on to this delight while he propels me forward to seeing the world through his eyes.

 

                

Weekly Top Posts: 2020-08-23
2020-08-23 04:00 UTC

  1. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  2. Delicious Decisions: A Wedding in Provence
  3. Updates
  4. www.napoleonguide.com/lovelett.htm
  5. What Caught my Eye Today

Invincible... Albert Camus
2020-08-22 21:48 UTC by French la Vie

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Thank you for the many messages on my blog, email, and FB. I appreciate your opinions, your encouraging me to do what I feel and yet understanding my stance without having to spell it out. I am thinking and rethinking about the possibility of keeping my blog politically free, yet encouraging myself to listen without judgment, to...

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Listening to Listen
2020-08-21 20:27 UTC by French la Vie

“You listen not for the purpose of judging, criticizing or analyzing. You listen only to help the other person to express himself and find some relief from his suffering.”

 

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Politics I Said It
2020-08-20 15:36 UTC by French la Vie

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Over the years that I have been blogging, I have purposefully made an effort not to engage in politics on my blog and for that matter anywhere on my social media accounts. With the outbreak of COVID-19, my being in the States, the Presidential election taking shape, and how masks were becoming a political statement -I made a choice to post a...

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Thank You
2020-08-19 18:11 UTC by French la Vie

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Thank you for your messages regarding my blog. There were a few hiccups that we figured out, so it is back. Whew. Hopefully the comment section will start to work allowing you to add links and comment to one another. I appreciated your response, your caring ... 

 

                

Bonjour Cassis it has been awhile ....
2020-08-19 18:03 UTC by French la Vie

                

Back in the Saddle more to come
2020-08-18 21:36 UTC by French la Vie

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Missing Blog
2020-08-17 19:24 UTC by French la Vie

I have no idea why some of you are not receiving my blog and are unable to see it. I am trying to figure it out and hopefully it will work soon.

Please let me know if you are receiving my blog or not.

Corey

                

Slow Internet Due to Storm in the Distance
2020-08-16 14:42 UTC by French la Vie

Trying to post today is hopeless. After several long posts and a multitude of photos disappearing faster than I could save. I am writing to say this is my post. My patience is leaning towards frustration which I refuse to enter into as this is our mini holiday. 
Love you and I know you understand.

Until tomorrow xxx

                

Weekly Top Posts: 2020-08-16
2020-08-16 04:00 UTC

  1. Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
  2. What Caught my Eye Today
  3. Heading Home
  4. Delicious Decisions: A Wedding in Provence
  5. Updates

After a Feast on Blackberries
2020-08-15 14:47 UTC by French la Vie

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After a very warm summer day topped off with a feast on blackberries without exaggerating: He ate fistfuls; we put him in the tub.



 

                

Giving Peace a Chance
2020-08-14 20:35 UTC by French la Vie

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