Please join this weekly meme. Grab a copy of the photo above and link back to An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take itThis post may have a tenuous link to France, but it does deal with my feelings about France.
Yesterday afternoon, my daughter Grace and I made strawberry jam together. I was wondering whether people in other countries made homemade jams or whether that was something that goes back to our pioneer roots here in the United States.
Maybe I had this vision because I've been reading lots of books about France. Maybe it was because my daughter stood next to me in her La Chatelaine uniform, still smelling like the coffee she helps serve in the French bistro. Or maybe I'm actually prescient and it will happen someday that Grace and I will be cooking at Café Van Gogh, even though we've never had any inclination to run a café in France.
As we continued the jam-making process, the steam rising up like so many dreams, I told Grace about my vision.
"Oh," she exlaimed. "I had a dream last night that we were running a restaurant.""See!" I squealed. "Maybe it will come true."
"But, there was a werewolf too," she remembered.
"Well, maybe just part of it will come true," I said.
How are you dreaming of France today?
I'm also linking with Paris in July today, and many days throughout the month.