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Urban Wildlife

A city, alive!photo 1

I live in Paris, and one could think that such a big Metropole is only made up of lifeless buildings. But the many parks and squares in the city as well as greened balconies and windowsills, let a lot of wildlife develop itself peacefully. If it weren’t for the rats, but that was a different post. Continue reading “Urban Wildlife”

The Scent of Roses

The Scent of Roses

When my parents got married almost 24 years ago my mom had a beautiful bridal bouquet. The roses were vivid in colour, red, pink, yellow. The colours were strong, not the faint pastel tones one is used to for weddings. My mother was not wearing white either, she wore a black dress with a light pink blazer. Continue reading “The Scent of Roses”

The Bus Driver #WeeklySmile

The Bus Driver

“Hello, I really like your glasses. They suit you well!” Were the words with which I was greeted upon entering the bus I took home on Tuesday. With them came a friendly smile and gleaming eyes of the not so young bus driver.

“Thank you!” I replied with a smile and made my way further into the vehicle.

“The door won’t close, especially if you stand there any longer!” was the first announcement I got to hear on my 10/15 minute ride. The words were kind, not the way they can be at times. Continue reading “The Bus Driver #WeeklySmile”

Happy Easter!

Once a year I have the pleasure of celebrating Easter, a holiday, which I greatly appreciate, and looking back have always appreciated a lot. I don’t think that I ever did go to an Easter service, but I sure did learn about the religious significance of the holiday. I guess the pagan traditions are the ones that are closest to my heart for this celebration.

I have a very fond memory of Easter, many Easter have left their trace in my memory, while many others have passed almost unnoticed.

One of these memories came back in full force with the passing away of my mother. It must be my first memory of Easter. Here is the image that I had in my head over the last few days: Continue reading “Happy Easter!”