Best buddy Sally brought me this charming postcard from Aux-en-Provence, France from her recent cruise. My French is what's left over from one year's attempt as a college freshman to rev up a mountain drawl enough to be able to speak a few French phrases. In other words, hopeless.
Thanks to google I was able to find the translation of the shop's name, Chat Reveur. Cat Dreamer. How whimsical and doesn't it just fit this colorful, busy shop?
Gandhi's quote over the door was "Le Bonheur est dans l'ceil de celui qui regarde". "Happiness is in the eye of the beholder." I'm thinking Gandhi is reminding us that we're responsible for our own happiness and that "happy" is going to be different for each of us.
What about you this first hot day of summer? What makes you happy--or at the very least content? Me? I'm happy to have air conditioning and the energy to keeping going with a major home/life de-cluttering project.
- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.