Tuesday, April 7, 2015

There and Here

When we say that we live in southwestern France some of you think here-
The land of Van Gogh,

crisp bright sunshine,
olive oil and lavender,

la torrida,
endless elegant dinner parties,
and rooftops perched to resist the mistral.
That is there. We are here.


Leslie in Oregon said...

Thank you for the clarification and the map...it's nice to have a more specific idea of where you are. And I love studying maps of France.

Lynn at Southern Fried French said...

This absolutely cracked me up. Only an expat would understand this completely. I cannot count the number of times that we've told people in the states that we live in Burgundy (central France), only to have them turn right around and introduce us as living in Provence, or Paris. Then there's my mom, who tells people "my kids live in the South of France, near Switzerland."

Heather Mobley said...

So magical!