In a sea of vines... a favorite friend of mine.
bohème (bo em) m,f
Synonyms: vagabond, indépendant, original, or counterculturist
A Day in a French Life... by Kristin Espinasse
(Part I of the harvest is over and the girls have gone. This story is for them.)
Heroines with hot peppers in their hearts, they sizzle with mystery and soul. I want to wade in the whites of their eyes, lingering long enough to ride the evening tide. Into their hippy hearts I shall slide!
There, on the surface of the sea, above the soul's cavity, I will be wild and free, tattoos on my hips, tattoos on my knees. I'll cut my hair hither and thither, or shave it off altogether!
Hélas they are gone and yet I remain, little much more than squarely the same.
Pictured: "Jackie from Scotland," left, Aurélie, right. The girls will be back on Sunday for the second part of the harvest. (Photo taken last year, when Mama Braise had her puppies. I think that might be Smokey, there in Jackie's arms.)
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Hither-thither-haired Jackie, left, Aurélie, right. Far right: Daniel-Gérard (American), who wishes he spoke better French so as to appreciate the fun and funny girls.
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