this moment #22/52

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*This moment*

A weekly ritual, inspired by SouleMama’s blog: a special picture, without subtitles. A unique, everyday or extra-ordinary delight that I want to record and cherish. Don’t hesitate to share your link in a comment for all to see if you wish to join in. Cheers!

a special present #3

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A special, handmade present, for a special birthday.

A handmade garment may look like a regular one but it is not what it may seem to a foreign eye.

It’s your hours spent looking for the right pattern and fabrics.

It’s a coat of armor made out of hours of patient work under a tiny lamp.

No matter if no one is aware of it, it’s a unique token of love you’re wearing.

 

 

there are days

 

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There are days like this, when tiny delights pile up,

one after the other,

as if placed by some friendly hand from above.

Then, there’s really no other wise choice that to lean in and ride the joy wave.

Don’t you think?

 

it’s worth it

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It’s the wonderfullness of childhood.

Seeing her become a kitten-princess with the most whimsical back-scratching tool as a scepter and striped socks as dancing shoes.

It’s her joy and mirror dancing.

All the dreams that are comprised in a few hours of cutting and sewing her « favorite fabric of all times ».

To those who tell me oh my, when do you find the time or why do you bother, I can only answer that: I do because it’s (oh so) worth it.

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roma

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Dear Rome,

the weather was not our friend this time. We had to adjust most of our outdoor plans and cancel a special, long-expected encounter because of the rain. But, one walk in the city center and you’re forgiven. How beautiful you are, my hometown. How much I miss you. You keep a piece of my heart whenever I leave.

Farewell to this summer

this moment #18/52

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*This moment*

A weekly ritual, inspired by SouleMama’s blog: a special picture, without subtitles. A unique, everyday or extra-ordinary delight that I want to record and cherish. Don’t hesitate to share your link in a comment for all to see if you wish to join in.

blue

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It’s not often, that’s the least one can say.

But for this very reason, when it does happen to spot a perfect blue sky up above our heads, what a joy, what a surprise!

Then the oh so familiar rooftops and buildings suddenly shine differently. And in no time we, poor Southeners stranded in this usually (beautiful but) so grey city, dash outside to enjoy the sun; we gather in the parcs and along the river banks, kicking off our shoes and rolling up our sleaves as if in the middle of summer.

And while we are there, our heads turned upwards and our eyes closed, soaking every bit of warmth in because we know so well that it won’t last forever, each time we find ourselves sighing: Paris is such a beautiful city after all…


this moment # 16/52

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*This moment*

A weekly ritual, inspired by SouleMama’s blog: a special picture, without subtitles. A unique, everyday or extra-ordinary delight that I want to record and cherish. Don’t hesitate to share your link in a comment for all to see if you wish to join in.

green

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There are days when the hectic city life is just not enough.

And all you long for is closing your eyes and opening them upon silence and green, all around you.

It does happen to you too right?

this moment # 15

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*This moment*

A weekly ritual, inspired by SouleMama’s blog: a special picture, without subtitles. A unique, everyday or extra-ordinary delight that I want to record and cherish. Don’t hesitate to share your link in a comment for all to see if you wish to join in.