Le Boulangerie (14) Cold Ovens

To accompany my novel in progress: Breaking Bread, welcome to Le Boulangerie.

Surprise! Nothing baking this week. Now, if I’d had my wits about me, I’d have prepared ahead of time or twisted someone’s arm into guest posting this week. Alas, none of that happened. But since I saw some breathtaking views over the weekend, instead I’ll use this opportunity to share my photos. These were taken while exploring the Dingle Peninsula on the West Coast of Ireland. 

Song a Day (5)

Five days ago, my friend Beach tagged me for ‘a song a day’ challenge. Today is the last day. The rules are to post the lyrics of a favorite song five days in a row, explain what they mean to you (if you like) and add the video if available. I’ve suspended nominations because, because, because…

I finish with this song because it reminds me of all the friends I’ve lost touch with over the years. I wonder where everyone landed. I thought about adding a little slide show after the lyrics:  me with my friends misbehaving back in the day.  I even went so far as to load them in. And I changed my mind after I did it. My friend Kurt looked so young in the photo of us together. We were 21, in our last year of college, our future bright and shining before us, running around New York City having the time of our lives. It just made me sad…

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

So take the photographs, and still-frames in your mind
Hang them on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoo’s of memories and dead skin on trial
For what it’s worth, it was worth all the while
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right
I hope you had the time of your life

 

On my way…

I am traveling for the next 9 days. Just wanted to let you know in case I don’t post much next week. Then again, if the weather is uncooperative, I might have plenty of time to write. In that case, brace yourself. Maybe I can finish this novel finally! Wow, National Novel Writing Month seems like a long time ago…

It’s good that this trip presented itself when it did. I get restless in one spot. I think I’m not really a ‘put down roots’ kind of person. Nevertheless, my current circumstances prevent relocation so I have to be content with travel.

One of my fantasies is to have my writing be successful enough that I don’t need to remain in one place. And by that I don’t mean own several houses in different locations. Rather, I’d like to live like a nomad, stay here for a while then go on to the next place. Anyway, a writer/novelist can write from anywhere in the world. Now wouldn’t that be the coolest thing ever?