Cher les amis~I'll be posting on Mondays only through November 30th while re-writing my novel for the final time. Thank you for your support!
The French Riviera~
Villa Marie, the Mediterranean paradise above, is located outside St-Tropez and seems more like a Provence country estate from an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, rather than a 42-room luxury hotel. (HERE).
It reminds me of life in Santa Barbara on the California Riviera...when friends and I would linger on restaurant terraces above the glittering blue Pacific Ocean...laughing in belief that we had life on a string and time on our side...
Little could I have imagined the sea-changes on the horizon: 911 followed by a decade of wars, losing my brother and parents, my career gone with a very costly accident and lasting repercussions; then a welcome return to UCLA, and a move to Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Today, I’m reading, “Distracted: The Erosion of Attention” by Maggie Jackson because I wonder...what’s the cure for a planet suffering from collective ADD?
It makes me believe that perhaps an answer is in paying attention to the small moment-to-moment choices that add up over a day, a month, a year, to a very different quality of life...
The wonderful thing is…it doesn’t require riches, permission, or approval. Yet, if you finish this day accomplishing things that matter to you...and with thought and care, it feels like riches, peace, and approval when you place your head on the pillow at night.
The thought that goes into the doing, and the satisfaction that it’s done, both add to the world. And also simplify and enrich our lives.
DIY Lavender Linen Spray: (HERE). Heartwarming from, "Sleepless in Seattle": (HERE). Thank you for stopping by, see you Monday!