This morning while I was digging around in my wonderful French shopping basket looking for my journal, some papers fluttered out of another book. I unfolded them and read what I'd written some time ago. There were three poems, all tucked away for polishing, re-writing, whatever, and of course, never completed. One entitled "The Future" contains these stanzas:
"Life is short," they say,Dessert does sound yummy! and that leap of faith is taking me right to dessert...to France. It looks like adventure; it looks like beauty and history and a different way to live life. And really, with all our modern technology, I'm leaving very little behind. Family, friends, my community are just a mouse click away! Can you say Skype?
"Eat dessert first."
It's too late to be first,
But dessert sounds yummy right now!
"Throw caution to the wind," they say.
"Take that leap of faith!"
What does that leap look like?
What do I leave behind?
The top photo is afternoon tea with Laury at Jean's. This smaller one is of some yummy goodies that Laury made with figs from Jean's tree, walnuts from the railroad tracks, honey and locally made goat cheese.