Before this month comes to a close, help me celebrate un jalon. In October of 2002, I posted this journal's first mot du jour. It was a meaningful term at that: bosser.
Looking back over 17 years of blogging from France, I should have a lot to talk to you about today. Instead, I'm sitting here staring at a blank page. And each time I try to begin a sentence, my Mom's whistling dispels the thought. (Jules is one floor below, outside on her patio, feeding the tourterelles.)
Rather than struggle, I'm going to relax and listen to the birds. I'm going to celebrate this milestone in the best way I know how, by letting go. (That is French for lâcher prise.) I will "see you" next week with many more French words and photos: my own way of whistling an ongoing tune about this French life.
coucou = hi there, yoo-hoo
un jalon = a milestone
mot du jour = word of the day
bosser = to work
la tourterelle = turtledove
lâcher prise = to let go
le sifflement = whistling
amicalement = yours, sincerely, best wishes
Gift Idea: Scratch off World Map poster - I bought two for my family members who love to travel. I know they will enjoy scratching off all the places they've visited--and dreaming of future destinations. Order here.
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