Monday, January 12, 2015

Word of the Week - 45

Word(s) of the Week:  il a plu - it rained

Saturday's not entirely expected day-long showers made working on two illustrated envelopes that much more jolly.  I cannot think when last my deadline converged with conditions that matched what I used to count on from January and February.  These were commissioned birthday envelopes, drawing and pencil coloring.  When I was finished and had time to think about it, the day reminded me of making or addressing valentines.  Shiny red heart stickers from Mrs. Grossman or cut-out-and-paste envelopes from a book of punch-out cards for classmates, manipulated under light from the dining room chandelier, that's perfect work for a drizzling Saturday.
I chose French for the words this week, for it is now Sunday and news stories say more than 3,000,000 have gathered in Paris for a unity march.  And Gene Kelly is equal parts "An American in Paris" and "Singing In the Rain."  Further convergence. 

It is still raining, in spurts and waves, as Sunday noon approaches.  The envelopes have been delivered, an assignment completed.  Peace and contentment are not distant dreams, they are readily, easily, at hand.  All that is asked of us is to remain open to new definitions of what is enough.

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