When Mum was 12 she wrote a book with lovely drawings, photos, poems that she wrote and poems she loved about life and love,
Now let me put my glasses to have a look :
Here is one of her poems (translated from French)
I would like my life to be nothing but light, my path to be nothing but freedom.
I would like my heart to open like a spring rose.
I would like my hands to be full of softness and love.
I would like my words to be poems and songs.
I would my shouts to be of joy.
I would like to walk on a ground twinkling like golden sand, avoiding rocky paths that go against my destiny.
I would like my life to be infinite happiness and eternal love.
That's beautiful Mum, I think it's your turn to publish your book !
When my Dad was 14, he edited his own little newspaper, it was called 'The liberated dog' and there's 2 reasons for that : the first is that the local paper where he was born was called "The liberated Dauphine" (Dauphine being the name of the region where he was born), the second is that he loved dogs.
Now let me change my glasses to look at this :
Here's an extract (translated from the French) :
This paper is made to liberate you, poor doggies treated unfairly :
If your master forces you to eat disgusting canned food, go on a hunger strike. Your master will do everything to make you eat and then you will have steaks and roasts every day !
If your master does not show his affection, hide where he won't be able to find you; your master will think you've disappeared, look everywhere for you and put an ad in the paper. Then, when you come out of hiding, he will be so happy that he will cuddle you and spoil you all the time !
That's very cheeky Dad ! Well I'm happy to say this advice does not apply to me and I hope it's the same for all of you...
Dad tells me he also wrote in the student newspaper he was at university - every week he wrote a 'Silly Page' inspired by the humour of Monty Python.
I think that if blogging had existed in the 70s and 80s, Mum and Dad would surely have had their own blogs, but I let them contribute to my blog to make them happy (actually I dictate to them what to write because they can type much faster than me).
I have received some lovely photos from my friends to share with you :
This one is from Lorenza in Mexico : it shows the flowers and plants she sees everyday on her walkies and it includes those very small chiles that are very common there!
This one is an Azalea bloom from Maggie May, in New York State. (and thank you so much for the beautiful award you shared with me, I'm very honoured)
And I heped Dad take this one :
Sharing is what what makes love and friendship grow. When you share your happiness, you double it, when you share your sadness you halve it.