Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pain

Pain. It’s all a matter of perception. Here in France, “pain” is bread (pronounced “pan” and make sure the word comes from the very back of your throat). Bread here is good. Very good. It’s the mind that assigns qualities … Continue reading

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A Decade

When you came, you were like red wine and honey, And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness. Now you are like morning bread, Smooth and pleasant, I hardly taste you at all, for I know your … Continue reading

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People’s Parties

I was recently invited to party and I was told beforehand by the host, a French neighbor who speaks English quite well, that everyone else coming either spoke French or Spanish. “It should be interesting,” I emailed a friend. I … Continue reading

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