Friday, February 25, 2011

Ma Fille Jolie Rose

"There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it." - Chinese Proverb

Mother and Child - John Frederick Leighton
c. 1860, Oil on canvas

No big post today from this Smiling Heart. This is the Graceful One's last day in town, and as it's beginning to look as if she won't have the chance to get home again until next Christmas, I know you'll understand that I prefer, just this once, her company to yours.

Winter made a return over night, and seemed to whisper in my ear, "See what I can do? You'll miss me when I'm gone."

I heard that she wreaked havoc in Kentucky, but here in Weldon Spring she left a gentle white bunting on the trees' branches and a soft dusting on the grass, highlighting the sweeping architecture of the landscape with the skill of an artist.

It's very pretty, and I think that the Graceful One and I will enjoy the day outside, inside, and out and about today, while gazing at the display.

Have a wonderful day, and hug someone you love (even if it's virtually...those count, too).

Here is an utterly charming new version of one of my favorite songs, "La Vie en Rose". The literal translation is "Life in Pink," which is how I live when the Graceful One is around.

Here is Pomplamoose (Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte) with a refreshingly youthful and authentic interpretation of Edith Piaf's classic song. Enjoy!


  1. Est-ceci le l'un ?

    Mon amour, crois-tu qu'on s'aime?...
    ...Dieu réunit ceux qui s'aiment!

    Apprécier le temps avec le Gracieux l'Un

  2. Tellement vrai, Dub! C'est une très bonne chose. (So true...that's a very good thing!)

    Thanks for the good wishes. I know I'll see her again soon. I'm just a sentimental fool.

  3. Michelle, my belle.
    Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
    Très bien ensemble.

  4. Hugs to you and Andrea! Short and sweet but filled with love as always. Great painting and perfect musical choice!

    Love you and peace today and always....xoxoxox

  5. Dubby, you're too funny! ♥

    Hi Vicki! Great to see you...have a wonderful weekend, kids, puppies, and all! ♥

  6. I love being the first commenter here, but today I had to go to work before you posted ... but I'm seeing that following the comment thread is very fun, too.

    The graceful one can't come home until CHRISTMAS? It ain't fair!! Lodge a complaint with the Chamber of Commerce? I guess that won't work.

    Dang, man!

    Hope you two had a wonderful day.

  7. Hi Reya,

    I was late and short today...making the most of the little time left to us.

    Had yet anothr great dinner tonight.The Graceful One was commenting that she'd forgotten what St. Louis looks like in the summer! Tsk. That needs to change.

    Thanks, Reya, I appreciate the comments. xoxo


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