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    La vie est belle

    This is a period of similehead. I always have quite a bit of that but it’s really all-consuming  lately.

    The thing is, you never know where you’ll find juicy happy goodness. The other day I got on the bus not expecting anything other than to get to the place I was going to. Instead I looked at the dirty floor and found a match that was a tiny pink blossoming bud. Instead I looked at the back of the head of the man sitting in front of me and found the stars of Vincent’s Starry Night growing in the perfect whorl of hair at the nape of his neck.

    I can’t really say why making connections like that cuts so deep for me, why I value it so greatly and crave it so hotly or why finding them fills me so full of shiver and gratitude. It’s something about making sense of the world, I guess, some powerful yearning for a fitting-together, a way of writing a narrative of the world, of imposing structure. The world needs to have structure imposed on it, I find, because life gets lifey and shit happens and it’s a bad old world and full of badness (but oh, so wonderful too).

    La vie est belle. There’s my battle-cry, right there.

    La vie est belle, Milou lg
    Illustration from Les cigares du Pharaon by Hergé
    Copyright © 1955 by Casterman
    Annie Briard's bird effigies by WhiteFeather (White Rabbit)
    Falling by Annie Briard, www.anniebriard.com
    Photograph by WhiteFeather
    via community.livejournal.com-laceandflora 3
    Image via Lace & Flora
    La vie est belle on a bike by teubey (via flickr)
    la vie est belle
    Via teubey's photostream on flickr
    brainforest, 2004, gerda steiner & jorg lenzlinger
    Brainforest by Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger, 2004
    Via Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger
    La vie est belle by Loreleitigerelf 2
    la vie est belle
    Via Loreleitigerelf's photostream on flickr
    la vie est belle by  iheartart760 flickr
    At Nina's on Abelvær by Katy McDevitt, 2008 2
    At Nina's on Abelvær by Katy McDevitt, 2008
    Paradise is all around me, like a poem 2
    Paradise is all around me, like a poem by Erella Ganon, 2009
    Via Erella's B92More (benign tumour)--no more
    by giulio miglietta
    Home by Giulio Miglietta
    Via new ideas
    La vie est belle  rlafuente on flickr
    Product of Eden by Mary Catherine Newcomb 2
    From the Product of Eden series by Mary Catherine Newcomb
    Via Newcombalia
    John__Ford_Michipicoten_Bay_via katharinemulherin.com
    Michipicoten Bay by John Ford
    Via Katharine Mulherin
    Image Ten by James Hunting, via www.jameshunting.com
    Embroidery by James Hunting
    Via jameshunting.com
    La vie est belle Véronata on flickr
    La vie est belle by Tolouvrant, via www.flickr.com-photos-toiouvrant-
    i>la vie est belle
    Via Toiouvrantl's photostream on flickr

    “home” looks like iceland. or, probably not, but that’s what it reminds me of.

    rache added these words on Sep 29 09 at 9:16 am

    Eeeee! That’s so true and it never occurred to me. So there, another connection made. O frabjus day!

    Katy added these words on Sep 29 09 at 9:22 am

    It also looks like Newfoundland, and parts of New Brunswick!

    Feather added these words on Sep 29 09 at 4:16 pm

    i really like your blog. it’s wild.

    three cheers!

    anna added these words on Feb 16 10 at 11:44 pm

    I’ve fallen in love with your blog… It is utterly perfect.

    Kelly added these words on Jan 26 11 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you, Kelly. I appreciate the compliment, very much indeed.

    admin added these words on Jan 26 11 at 9:02 pm