I have learned that wherever you are....
There is a door.
A door that takes you to wherever you want to be.
It may be a place, a feeling or with a person.
It may be even with someone you loved, that you have lost~
I miss my Dad everyday.
So much so that I was forced to find a door with a bridge behind it that takes me to him.
My door has been shut very tight this year.
I allowed myself no room.
I felt like I was being buried alive. My husband noticed I was fading.
He came quietly to me and said...
"Let's go to France...
Let's go somewhere where everything makes sense to us...."
"Where there is a secret hole we fall into..."
"Where children are children.
Where they catch rings with wooden sticks on a carousel."
"Where you might find that very special little someone playing in the park after school again this year."
"Where we can't read the menus and we can have two hour lunches."
above photo Corey Amaro
"When we leave Paris we will go back to where the world feels balanced, perfect and right.
"You can stare for a long time at the linen drapes on those four hundred year old wooden floors again."
"We can drive through the villages in Provence. We will go on daily adventures.
maybe even get lost if we want to."
"We will see the leaves change color.
It will be cold.
We will walk and walk and walk...."
"We can go to out of the way flea markets & brocantes."
"Where we can find another unexpected treasure...
like things that don't matter to anyone else, but us."
"We can see and maybe even follow some of our favorite characters."
"We will go all the way to the ocean this year, to the Cote de Azur!
There are brocantes in Cannes & Nice. We'll stay in a hotel over the water in
And so I said...
YES YES YES!
I LOVE MY HUSBAND!!
She said It is by far the most beautiful place she has visited in France!
Lobsters are as big as us! SeaShells! Sea life specimens! Huge old sea creature chandeliers!
I can't wait!
My sweet friends....I have started packing today!
Tell me what YOU want me to bring back to YOU!
Because you know I love to give back to you!
This is will be my 4th annual Tell Me contest!
Tell me something very SPECIAL you are longing for from a brocante in France.
The first treasure I find on my journey that fits a wish will be my winner!
It must fit in my suitcase.
Don't be shy.
Just Tell me.
Your wishes can be taken now through october by just leaving me a comment on this post!