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    Catching light reflecting fire flames burn crystal clear you rendered me speechless, causing my heart to sing.          [Author: French la Vie]
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The Many Hands that Bring and have Brought Our Days

    "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving." Albert Einstein                    [Author: French la Vie]
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         [Author: French la Vie]
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Peace Found in the Storm

  The sea reminds me of prayer.  No words needed.  Ebb and flow of thoughts, pouring out, disappearing in the sand as the tide flows over it. Steady strong softness unwinding and gathering. Moving with the tide, letting go, letting be- Seashells toss and turn becoming sand. Moving with the tide, buoyant letting go, letting be Diving deep and surfacing.            [Author: French la Vie]
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would you recognize me?

  If I allow myself to feel Leaves will fall from the trees the wind would brush them from the ground out of reach for me to catch, too far from my sight to see the river would swell   loosen the rocky soil Uprooted I would fall in and glide to the sea Sea salt tears  tangled white wave hair Burnt skin I would wash ashore Amongst the sea glass would you recognize me?                        [Author: French la Vie]
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Smiling in His Dreams

         [Author: French la Vie]
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Update: My Brother Marty

  "Faith is unseen but felt Faith is strength when we feel we have none faith is hope when all seems lost." Catherine Pulsifer   ...   My brother Marty who has had a rugged journey with stage four pancreatic cancer that metastasized to his liver, who in the last two months endured four rounds of Chemotherapy Folfox (with more to follow), a stroke, a blood infection which turned sepsis, a stint that dislodged and pancreatitis... Having cancer is not only a physical upheaval it also rattles the s...
Tags: Travel, Marty, French la Vie, Catherine Pulsifer

Going White

  Whew, I am glad I started to let my hair go white back in August I feel I had a head start. One less thing I do not need to think about.   Artwork found on Facebook            [Author: French la Vie]
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A Love Letter Where I am to Where You Are

Sacha lives in Seattle where he is freelancing in cinema photography, and his Italian Girlfriend lives in Italy with her family as she studies art in the university. Due to the coronavirus, they do not know when they will see each other again... When Seattle went into Safe Shelter Sacha got in his jeep and drove to California to be with my family. Though he is in self-quarantine out at a ranch with miles of rice fields surrounding him. When Sacha and his Italian Girlfriend are not together they ...
Tags: Travel, California, Oregon, Sacramento, Italy, Seattle, Sacha, French la Vie, Elena Driving

Flower Power

         [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Flower Power, French la Vie

One Day Soon

  Soon without a season we will sit here again our stories will unravel and some will go unsaid as hearts can share without words and where time has no meaning Gabriel will crawl around our legs, maybe he will be walking.  Will we be kissing cheeks twice with our friends? Floating from one moment to another, sticking my fork into your lunch for a bite, leaning my glass towards you to say salut, and eating olives from the same bowl. Soon but I do not know when.                  [Author: Frenc...
Tags: Travel, Gabriel, French la Vie

I Want to Dance With Yann

I don't want to be the kind to hesitate Be too shy, wait too late I don't care what they say other lovers do I just wanna dance with you   I gotta feeling that you have a heart like mine So let it show, let it shine If we have a chance to make one heart of two I just wanna dance with you   I wanna dance with you, twirl you all around the floor That's what they intended dancin' for I just wanna dance with you I wanna dance with you, hold you in my arms once more...
Tags: Travel, George Strait, Yann, French la Vie

Chelsea Sent This Photo of Gabriel

         [Author: French la Vie]
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Gracefully Leading

  Standing still for a moment feeling the hands of time rushing over me Aware of the moment when the clock strikes and when the moon is like a halo above, gracefully leading me to this day and the next. Singular moments of time marking me creating me. The sun rises ah the dreams a mixture of yesterdays, today and tomorrows. The hands of time reach out even when I do not want to follow the dance it leads  It takes my hands, I might step on its toes and yet we go.     ...
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

Heavenly Host Sky

Sacha’s Sunset from his Deck in Seattle.          [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Seattle, Sacha, French la Vie

Mustard and Sky

      The yoke hung on the wooden peg in the barn boots kicked off not far behind I walked out with the sweet smell of hay behind me and an endless blue sky  Mustard greens with bright yellow hats waving matching the sun                [Author: French la Vie]
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Together in Kindness

    As I walk I carry your kindness with me.  Each of you who read my blog, who give so much of yourself to me, who are angels on earth... Thank you. I am grateful for every one of you every day! As soon as I can organize the letter writing I will get back to you. Thank you for the wonderful response. And to Isabel for giving me the idea.            [Author: French la Vie]
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Reaching Out

        After reading Isabel's comment on yesterday's blog post I knew what I could do to help in this situation of self sheltering. Reaching out to those of you who need a friend, if you would like to join me here is how we can reach out together. If you live alone or is a rest home please send me your address to coreyamaro @aol. I will write to you. If you would like to help write to others let me know and I will send you an address to write to.          [Author: French la Vie]
Tags: Travel, Isabel, French la Vie

Because You Have Asked...

  Because you have asked... Yann is in France lock-downed at our home alone, fifteen minutes away by car Chelsea, Martin and Baby Gabriel are with Martin's parents locked down too. Martin's parents have a big garden and Baby Gabriel is loving discovering Spring. Unfortunately, because of the lock-down Yann cannot see them. They are fine, and that is music to my ears, even if I am too far away to dance with them. Sacha is in Seattle. His freelance work has dwindled down enormously, but he still ...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Seattle, Verona, Martin, Sacha, Yann, My mother, Baby Gabriel, Chelsea Martin, French la Vie

Blackberry Faith

My mother sees blackberries on the dry winter branches, she feels the sweetness in her hand and smells the pie baking in the oven knowing soon her grandchildren will gather around her table laughing with blackberry pie in their mouths. My mother sees goodness in things that are invisible to most of us she believes in love and God and puts her faith there, she sees the goodness of any moment no matter how dark the day can be. I see the dried blackberry bush that grows along the dry dirt path. I ...
Tags: Travel, French la Vie

A Different Perspective

  “A little different perspective someone just posted. Just a few positive thoughts to contemplate....   There is so much fear, and rightfully so, about COVID-19.   And, what if...” via Elizabeth Gardner Gray   If we subscribe to the philosophy that life is always working out for us, that there is an intelligence far greater than humans at work...   That all is interconnected.     What if...   the virus is here to help us?    To reset. To remember.   What is truly important.   Reconnecting with...
Tags: Travel, China, US, French la Vie, Elizabeth Gardner Gray, Gutpreet Gill

Happy Birthday Marty

Back in November Chelsea, Baby Gabriel and I came to Willows to visit our family it was as it always is a wonderful time spent with everyone. We went out to lunch with my brother Marty and my sister in law Suzy. Marty loves children, you know how some people just have that special spark with children, well my brother Marty has that spark.  Never did I think I would be coming back because my brother has cancer... I thought it might be to come to celebrate his 60th. And now here I am and to say H...
Tags: Travel, Marty, French la Vie, Chelsea Baby Gabriel, Suzy Marty

Social Distancing

”The very last thing we need right now is a mindset of mutual distancing,” the rabbi wrote. “We actually need to be thinking in the exact opposite way. Every hand that we don’t shake must become a phone call that we place. Every embrace that we avoid must become a verbal expression of warmth and concern. Every inch and every foot that we physically place between ourselves and another must become a thought as to how we might help that other, should the need arise.”   -Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky     ...
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Baby I Miss You

  Nine months old.           [Author: French la Vie]
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The Spirit of George

         [Author: French la Vie]
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A Symbol of Hope

  My mother had a dream about Marty and it went like this: Marty was swimming in the canal against the currents which are continuous, strong and unseen, Though without delay he made his way to the slippery embankment and climbed up to the path. I told my mom to hold on to that image, that strength that she saw in her son, he made it out and he was on the path, the solid ground.           [Author: French la Vie]
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French la Vie and the Corona Virus

Due to the coronavirus, the French la Vie groups in April will be postponed. If you were planning to stay in our apartment(s) I will return your deposits. Please contact me if you have any questions and or concerns.  Presently, I am in California hoping to return to France by the end of the month.              [Author: French la Vie]
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Pink Spring Blue

Dry branch Delicate pink blooming  Blue sky Tears that don’t dry                        [Author: French la Vie]
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That C Word

 There is a bond of compassion that goes between people when they share something that you have experienced. When you share something that has carved a path within you, there is a silent understanding of knowing that unites one to the other. Some people who write to me want to know what I did to beat the odds, how did I survive, how did I heal, what miracle was I given? I am not certain I did anything different than anyone else who has this disease. I cried. I prayed and I wanted to live. ...
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Old Barn

         [Author: French la Vie]
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