Thursday, July 14, 2011


Today is a day to honour another wonderful country whose language was the first foreign one I learned and whose literature has so shaped my life.  I refer, of course, to la belle France and I have never forgotten her.

As many of you know, Charles Aznavour does it for me and if you are wondering what, the answer is "Everything"!  This is a song of his that is much on my mind as I grow older:

Charles Aznavour - Hier Encore

Ieri si

Ah, "Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait."  Never mind - I cheer myself up by remembering the sentiment on this little plate that I bought at the Pont du Gard 40 years ago:

"You are always 20 in some corner of your heart."


Michelle said...

I wish you could teach me French! I need help. Nice songs.

Patricia said...

We celebrated Bastille Day with a dinner of "small plates" and a glass of Macon Villages wine. On days like today we are all "continental!" Viva la France.

Saretta said...

I love that saying!!

James Higham said...

Oh yes - like your selections too. I thought I'd leave Aznavour this year.

LindyLouMac said...

A great tribute to another beautiful country.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I would love to, Michelle. Pity we're so far away from each other! Hi, patricia. Oui, vive la France! Thanks, Saretta. Thanks, James. I liked yours, too. Thanks, LindyLouMac.


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