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Lacher prise & How I found Peace

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He taught me how to eat cheese--and, lately, how to lâcher prise. Photo of Jean-Marc and me taken in 1993, at La Cloche aux Fromages in Marseilles.


TODAY'S WORD: lâcher prise

        : to let go


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A DAY IN A FRENCH LIFE


    by Kristi Espinasse


THIS PEACE

Today is the big day

Lately I've been thinking about
all the peace I feel
When I feared it would be

Regret

I wonder at what point
I began to
let go

Perhaps it took this move
or the previous
or the one before

I could have stayed here
in the land of
milk and honey

Squeezed sweetness out of
This dry ground
A broken farmer's soul

Jean-marc-winestained-t


...were it not for His whisper
Trust me
Lâche prise

You Dear Reader
may feel sad
Have I resigned?

I wonder
at what point
I let go

Began to feel
This peace

*    *    *


Jean-marc-sunset

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