Endurance: the stoicism of a coin

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/endurance/  In half a century, how many pockets, hands, boxes, purses and wallets did you endure? how many towns did you travel to ? how many fingers have held you? which kind of feeling did you evoke? happy fairy tooth? mean tip? What’s your take on endurance, precious coin ? I may can’t buy everything, but I can definitely help in enduring unpleasant or situations without giving … Continue reading Endurance: the stoicism of a coin

Hand-me-down do cheer me up!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/hand-me-downs/ Wandering in second hand shops has always been my antidote to stress. I feel like a treasure hunter, completely forget about the external world and lose all track of time. Back home in Paris, the Shakespeare company and the San Francisco Book Company are my refuges, my little heavens. Whenever I feel a bit down, in need of some sign, their alleys of dusty … Continue reading Hand-me-down do cheer me up!

Santa, I love your present!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/you-robot/ Dear Santa Thank you so much for the early Christmas present. The notice says that The Robot could clean the house in 10 minutes, and this is no lie : in exactly 9.59 mn, our whole place was immaculate. Not only clean, but so nicely tied up. We have been looking frantically for a forgotten dust for more than 2h, in vain. The robot is perfectly … Continue reading Santa, I love your present!

Maëlle’s First Commandment to her newborn brother

Today daily prompt: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/uncanned-laughter/ My little daughter was getting restless and impatient. As much as she loved stroking my whalish belly and talking to her brother, she wanted to see him and hold him NOW! “See Mum, he is knocking at the door! He wants to come out!”. When the two siblings finally met at the maternity, she was speechless – which already says a lot. … Continue reading Maëlle’s First Commandment to her newborn brother

Let’s all be as beautiful as Lauren Bacall : my five- point Manifesto

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_writing_challenge/ I am declaring a new definition of Beauty, anxiety free. Botox and nip tuck are now illegal. Beauty is exclusively made of fun, honesty and confidence. May the spirit of Laurent Bacall be with us: I won’t change so people will like me. I’ll be myself and the right people will love me! according to Hollywood standards, Bacall’s eyebrows were too thick; her teeth … Continue reading Let’s all be as beautiful as Lauren Bacall : my five- point Manifesto

New wrinkles? Smile while you still have teeth!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/new-wrinkles/ “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” “Ahem… you may want to have a closer look”, replied the embarrassed mirror. I came a little bit closer than usual. Man, how come everything is so blur this morning?! When it all eventually came into focus, I was mesmerized by the image in front of me. I would not call it a … Continue reading New wrinkles? Smile while you still have teeth!

A pinch of salty ying in my chocolate yang: Côte d’Or, I love you!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/unlikely-pairing/  I will always remember the first time I met with the Chocolate of my life.  I had just returned from an exhausting humanitarian mission in Sudan. Those last months had taken a toll on my health and on my spirits, and as much as I was looking forward to catching up with my adorable brother, I was desperately longing for my dreamed bed and … Continue reading A pinch of salty ying in my chocolate yang: Côte d’Or, I love you!