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la fete nationale. (posted a day late, and a euro short)

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Rue Montorgueil in Paris

 

“An enormous fortress of prejudices, privileges, superstitions, lies, exactions, abuses, violences, iniquities, and darkness still stands erect in this world, with its towers of hatred. It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To conquer at Austerlitz is grand; to take the Bastille is immense.”

Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

 

on bastille day, all these years later, let history remind us that change is always possible. 

 

art credit: Claude Monet, The Rue Montorgueil in Paris 1878

little dark house.

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back in the day

when my girls were little

if there was a power outage

I would tell them

we were just like the family

in ‘the little house on the prairie’

 we could pretend we were them

 have lots of fun

it was okay for a while

until it got old

the novelty wore off

when there was

no pa playin’ the fiddle

no butter to churn

no humming and singing

no stitchin’ to be done

no cows to milk

 then we just had to wait it out

and it was not fun.

“where a light can’t live, i know i can’t.” 

-Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House on the Prairie

 

 

 

image credit: nbc tv

 

power down.

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a lovely ladies’ weekend spent with friends at the lake house

 with a long hike through the winter woods

  wonderful comfort foods and wine to share

warm blankets, pajamas, slippers

long discussions

on one thing leading to another

ranging from

our favorite cutlery (i prefer small pieces)

to our grown children (we do the best we can)

to humor (what’s funny to one…)

to politics, the state of the world, and more

(each with our own perspectives, experiences, and ideas)

no subject off limits 

then spoiling ourselves with magic spa treatments

so relaxing and so powerful in so many ways.

“i feel like i’m a super hero diva and my power is glitter.”

-jujubes

choices.

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on day 5 with no power

when i log onto their site

to check on the status

i wonder

how many people 

are choosing to click on 

the ‘make payment’ option.

“information can bring you choices and choices bring power –

educate yourself about your options and choices. never remain in the dark of ignorance.”

-joy page