“Life is too short to drink bad wine” – Goethe
I have been contemplating changing my blog name for a while now. I felt a little uncertain after I first created it when all of my French speaking friends pointed out that it made no sense and was misspelled. As they are quite fastidious about such things I was careful to disabuse them of these notions by showing the provenance for the phrase, A ma vie de coer entier, but a little something inside me said “Who else is ever going to know this, or indeed care?”
Like anything you have for a while (unless it was some hideous Chris Kringle gift you shoved into a cupboard and forgot) A ma vie de coer entier grew on me and I felt a little thrill each time I typed “A ma v….” into the line at the top of my browser where the computer recognised the whole phrase at once and took me straight to my virtual cultural oasis.
Well, I have decided that most people look at “A ma vie de coer entier” and, like my French friends, shake their heads and smile sadly at what appears to be the appalling French and find a blog which has true “Coeur” and hence more worthy of their attention.
Now what do you call a blog like mine? It is an eclectic mix of photos, reflections, travel stories, random asides and an obsession with France.
“TJ Paris’s French Obsession and other stuff”?
“Oo La La from La La Land”?
“OMD! (Oh Mon Dieu)”?
Goethe was not the most cheery of chappies but he did come up with a quote I particularly like,
ENGLISH: Life is too short to drink bad wine.
This is what my blog is all about, making the most out of life. Enjoying the best that the world has to offer when you can and making the best out of it when you can’t.
So for the moment, welcome to “La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin”, until the little voice inside me says “It is too long” or worse still “Who else is ever going to know this, or indeed care?”
In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate