Hello friends! I was swept away, torn asunder and generally treated very rudely by a major ice storm some two weeks ago. One tree fell on my house and another snapped the line providing my internet and tv. Oh, and then there was a brown-out. Whee. The offshoot of all this is that I was forced off line and into a primitive lifestyle reminiscent of some garret-dwelling artiste from 17th century Paris or something. Mon Dieu! I do apologize for the lack of a Word List last week and the week before while I was living on crusts of bread and hope, but now I am back.
In keeping with this Frenchy theme, our source today is one of my very favorite novels ever, called 13 Rue Therese by Elena Mauli Shapiro. I'll paraphrase from the back cover: Trevor Stratton discovers a box full of letters from WWI as he settles into his new office in Paris. The pictures, letters and objects (actually shown on the pages of the novel) relate to the life of Louise Brunet, a feisty, charming French-woman who lived through both world wars. Trevor delves into the story of Louise's life--with the help of his alluring clerk Josianne, who in fact planted the box in his office in the first place. And so the novel moves along on two levels, in the present and in the past. I love the thing. It appeals to both my love of history, all things French, and also to my romantic side.
What we do here is to use at least 3 of the 20 words provided, and to write a new original poem of our own. Then just link, visit others, and bask in the feeling of La Vie En Rose.
And now, your list!
Ooof! So sorry to hear about the "cave woman" dwelling - and it's never good when the earthly comes crashing down - been there through ice storms and last year's Greenman storm. Shattering and nerve wracking. But I'm glad that you're back and safe.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the new word list - sounds like an intriguing read. Now to see when and if my brain will come out to play.
I know you'll write something stellar like always. ;-)Delete
don't know about stellar - but I'll give it a whirlDelete
short and .... something this time .... and damn it, if I couldn't get "Murders in The Rue Morgue" - must be seeing the word challenge title and Piaf - outta my head now *sigh*ReplyDelete
I am reading this novel right now!!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful, Helen! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did!Delete
I am recommending it for June Book Club ~ think our members will enjoy it as much as I am.Delete
Please let me know if they select it!Delete
All chocolate belongs in an ambulance, sirens wailing, cars pulling over as the morsels dive into the emergency room of my mouth. On it!ReplyDelete
LOL@ mouf-bound chocos!Delete
Hi Shay- Joining in!ReplyDelete
Did you ever. What a marvelous poem.Delete
I'm on it, Shay! :-) Glad you're fine and in such good spirits considering what happened! Your telling of it made me laugh, "living on crusts of bread and hope" :-D :-D I'm chiselling something for you as we speak.ReplyDelete