Advent Calendar Day 14: A Whirlwind by Camille de Fleurville

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A Whirlwind by Camille de Fleurville

A whirlwind. A turmoil. Laughs and plays. Whispered secrets. Doors quickly shut with a swish and a smile. Christmas has always been a time of waiting and of joy. A time of recollection as well. A time of night that slowly rises into dawn, from dark blue through purple, mauve, pink and, suddenly, gold. And then, an enchanted week when all stops and it seems that time stretches to welcome love and peace.

This is how we lived Christmas at home. And this is how I live it still. Wherever I have been living, there has been these feelings and this atmosphere. Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 14: A Whirlwind by Camille de Fleurville”

R is for Rose – A to Z Challenge April 2015

This is a continuation of “L is for Leaving“. Nora laid the dried roses into a brown shoebox. The roses were a present from Peter from when they started going out, from when they still lived in the same town. Now months later, with many train hours between Nora and Peter, the roses in this  box, were ready to be moved to Nora’s future home. … Continue reading R is for Rose – A to Z Challenge April 2015

H is for Home – A to Z Challenge April 2015

My first year living in the U.S. we read a book in school entitled “Homesick”. I just remember that it was about a girl who spend a lot of her childhood in China, she was always longing to go home to her country of origin, we thought that she was homesick for her country of origin, but actually it was the other way around. As an adult … Continue reading H is for Home – A to Z Challenge April 2015