Monday, July 14, 2014

BASTILLE DAY - Fête nationale - Le Quatorze Juillet

FRANCE BANS ALL GMO CORN - Le Connexion, June 2014 - Vive La France!

Corn & Sunflowers - Charras, Fr.

This year the farmers planted loads of corn & wheat across from sunflowers, adjacent to sunflowers.  Some of the sunflowers échappé (escaped), hiding in the corn and wheatfields.  

And here is my friend, Madame S. from Le Pontillou.  We are looking for two of her chickens who also "escaped".  I asked her if she thought her chickens were as stupid as most people say, & she said:  "Mais non! ils savent qui les nourrit." (But no! they know who feeds them)   Ahhh, If only we humanoids were as intelligent.  

Madame S

Moth on Clover

We have such grand designs - an apron full of fine to be a moth simply extracting some nectar from a clover plant. 

How to Be Happy
Another Memo to Myself

You start with your own body
then move outward, but not too far.
Never try to please a city, for example.
Nor will the easy intimacy 
in small towns ever satisfy that need
you have only whispered in the dark.
A woman is a beginning.
She need not be pretty, but must know
how to make her own ceilings
out of all that is beautiful in her.
Together you must love to exchange
gifts in the night, and agree
on the superfluity of ribbons,
the fine violence of breaking out
of yourselves.  No matter,
it's doubtful she will be enough for you,
or you for her.  You must have friends
of both sexes.  When you get together
you must feel everyone has brought 
his fierce privacy with him 
and is ready to share it. Prepare
yourself though to keep something back;
there's a center in you 
you are simply a comedian
without.  Beyond this, it's advisable
to have a skill.  Learn how to make something;
food, a shoe box, a good day.
Remember, finally, there are few pleasures
that aren't as local as your fingertips.
Never go to Europe for a cathedral.
In large groups, create a corner
in the middle of the room.

          Stephen Dunn

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