Sunday, July 26, 2009

Parlez Vous Francais?


This picture makes me giggle...inside and out. It looks like how I feel. It looks like a crazy bundle of swirling excitement about to take flight. Do you see its wings hovering above?

I am about to take flight. To France. On Wednesday. This has been a dream of mine throughout my whole adult life, and in three days its going to be a reality. Yep. I feel just like a twisting, curling, twirling spiral of energy.

What kinds of experiences am I going to have? What new and wondrous things will my eyes open up to? How many memory cards should I bring with my camera? I better go get an extra one...just in case.

I am so sorry I haven't had a chance to visit you. I miss reading your blogs. July has been a frenzy of activity and I have found it challenging just getting the odd post up on my own blog! I miss you all so much and will try to make a quick visit before I leave.

I will be gone a month, and I hope to collect all kinds of interesting photos, some of which will no doubt end up here in this space when I return. I can't wait to see what kinds of things I will post! It is such a big unknown. All I know is that I will surely find myself captivated by a hundred million things....and I will surely run out of room on my memory cards. For sure.

22 comments:

  1. OH! I am so excited for you!!! My friend Louann is in Italy & Spain for 2 months, but has a friend in Paris she will probably spend some time with. So if you happen to run into an American Spanish teacher ask if she knows me & say hi for me! Stranger things have happened. :) I cannot wait to see the images you will bring back, and the stories. This is fabulous!!!!!

    xo
    Debi

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  2. Oh yea! France is wonderful! I do hope you like pastries, wine and cheese...lol. Do buy an extra memory card or 3... Enjoy, immerse your soul, and relish in beauty of this lovely place.

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  3. Oh my goodness - have a wonderful time!!!

    (You are going to be almost close to me! I'll wave at you this month!!)

    Be safe and well and enjoy it - Paris is truly delightful!!!

    XOOX

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  4. Oh wow! I hope you have an amazing time, beautiful girl!

    Cxx

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  5. So exciting to have a dream..and to have that dream come true. Enjoy every minute of it..will look forward to seeing with what you return.

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  6. Oh I really look forward to seeing your France photos :-) Have a wonderful, wonderful time Jaime!

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  7. Jaime, Please take lots of extra memory! And sharing with us is a must when you return. (: As always, your photography inspires me. Have a wonderful, drink it all in, snap away and come back safe and sound~ XX Vicki

    PS: no need to apologize for lack of keeping it touch LOL! I'm having the same difficulty! Summer is that way.

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  8. Have the most fabulously, splendiforus, wonderful, magical trip!!

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  9. Have fun, Jamie. Look forward to the photographs and stories of this exiciting trip.
    8-)

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  10. Mon doux ami, ce voyage Mai ouvrir votre cœur à vous, le monde mai être aussi belles que vos photos, mai les gens vous embrassent et vous faire sentir réellement aimés, je suis tout excité et pris de vertige pour vous et pour vos déplacements! Love you xx

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  11. I went to Paris in college -- I think much of the experience may have been wasted on me then. Now, on wow, what an amazing place to visit and photograph. Enjoy immensely. Looking forward to pics when you return:)

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  12. lovely girl you! i am happy, happy for you! i can hardly wait for you to bring us home visual treasures as i know you will! love and kisses across the continent!
    XOXOX

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  13. Have a wonderful journey! I look forward to hearing about your adventures!

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  14. Have a fantastic trip!!! I can't wait to see your pictures when you get back...:-)

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  15. oh how awesome! hope you have the most enjoyable and amazing adventures in France! cannot wait to see what you will get upto :)

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  16. Jaime, I am so envious!! I had a very short trip to France...the visuals, the food, the beautiful language. Yes, definately, additional memory cards!! Can't wait for your pics!

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  17. Like a lotus, the whiteness of my heart follows you, Like a cloud i keep spreading all over into your blue, Like a breath i stay alive somehow so that at every twilight a star will shine to give you its secret message of the day.

    Beautiful Jaime, you will always be beautiful....that is what the light in the skies says to me.

    Home is where the heart is...and i know where my home is.

    Love,

    j

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  18. I keep checking back here, feeling so eager to hear about your trip. I miss you and am feeling so excited for you and your adventures.

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  19. I hope you had a truly wonderful trip. Will be looking forward to your photos and words when you start posting again.

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  20. Jamie, Surely you are back now? And it was wonderful? Too wonderful to talk about yet? But, now. Now you are nearly ready? Please say it's true. I miss you. So much.

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