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!