Sunday, February 19, 2012

l'art de flâner


As I have mentioned before, Sundays in France represents the day of Mass, time with family, and big meals. Another very popular Sunday activity is walking. The French have about a zillion words for "to walk", because there are just so many ways to describe this activity. Marcher, se promener, se balader, faire une promenade, parcourir, traîner, déambuler, flâner. And I'm sure there are more.

Today was the perfect day for walking, no matter what you call it. It was just one of those grab a friend & your sunglasses and walk from one end of town to the other kinds of days. The sun was shining all day long and the temperature was in the mid-40's, almost 50's! It was just beautiful. I'm not sure if winter is going to visit us again in the next few weeks, but today certainly felt like spring. It was quite nice to be serenaded by birds around town once again! I'm hoping this will be a regular occurrence from now on--it makes me feel even more like Belle!

pax christi.

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