Chez Nous, part 1

Chez nous means ‘our house’, or more technically, ‘near us’. It’s such a common phrase in speaking French, and I love the familiarity and intimacy it suggests. Near us, in our hearts, in our home. Chez nous, moving to a new place is a constant and familiar process.  One that we have done oh-so-many times, […]

Talent is…

“You are so talented!” Have you heard this before? Anyone with an outwardly apparent skill likely has, and certainly anyone in the arts. The fruits of the painter, the musician, the carpenter, the crafter, the decorator, the dancer, are always recognized as talent. A younger me would have nodded graciously in agreement at the compliment, “You’re […]

Can of Worms

It’s hard.  That sums it up.  I could wrap it up there, but even if you don’t move to a new home/city/state/country often, you instinctively know that it isn’t an easy process.  All our belonging are (sometimes) neatly organized into a living, breathing home life, and at first glance, placing all our goods into boxes […]