Bringing Me To That “Nice” Place

There are times when we can read words and let our imagination run wild.

Emily's runaway imagination

Reading surely lets your imagination run wild!  To date, this is one of my favorite books from my childhood! I love Beverly Cleary!

We can read a novel and have a running film in our mind of how every nuance of the book should look. We imagine the characters in our minds. Sometimes those characters can be in the form of someone we already know or have met.


Oh yes!  My visual of Bernadette was ME!…and Oona was my visual of her daughter! I will be mighty pissed when the movie comes out and the characters look nothing like us!!!

Sometimes not—our imagination will step into high gear and begin to create a character we’ve never visualized!

Either way, we’ve created the visuals.

It’s a bit different when looking at a photo.

A photo can bring recreate the visuals.

Such are the visuals when I see the photos of Southern France in the blog:

In Search of Right Words

Not only do the photos bring me back to a place that I love and am familiar with. But—the blog’s author, Petru, sees the South of France in a different light than I do.

Nice Airport. Lonchamp shop.

My deeply shallow photographic memories of the South of France include THIS image at Nice airport. Need I explain?

Cannes. My Rondinis on the beach.

Here’s another materialistic photo taken in Cannes. My Rondini sandals. I’m so ashamed. Nah–SOMEONE around here has to be shallow!

And his visuals are stunning.  You HAVE to click on the above  link to his blog!!!!

What’s more, as I discovered his blog, I began to learn more about him—through words and pictures!

I found out he’s Romanian. (Trust me. I am NOT a stalker. I’m just naturally nosey curious)

I wonder—has his family seen” Korkoro”– the  great movie about one family during the Roma Holocaust during WWII? (Which, BTW, I highly recommend! I was crying at the end! AND..the hair on the Roma ladies in envious!!!! Oh—and the music is incredible!)


I highly recommend this film. Don’t let the subtitles daunt you! It’s a great story!

Do he and his family like Romanian music the way Bonaparte and I do?

What other photos and essays of travel await as I delve more into reading?

How come I, who am quite possibly the most deeply shallow woman on the face of the earth, am drawn to this blog? I mean, the words are definitely more sophisticated than the words that I use! The photos are tons better too! Something tells me he is NOT taking photos with a smart phone!


The only camera I can use without fail– I do fail at focus every now and then! Oops!

This intriguing blog will answer my questions. I will share the photos and thoughts with Bonaparte.

I will learn. Hey! Have a look—you’ll learn too!  It’s wonderful to see the world through the eyes of someone other than yourself!!!

We can learn together—right???

It’s all good!!!! XOXOXOXOXO!

Enjoy this beauty-full Thursday!!

Today’s tune is a homage to the wonderful classical piece “Gypsy Airs” (the real title, I couldn’t pronounce even after drinking three Long Island Iced Teas! “Zigeunerweisen”.) by Sarasate. Itzhak Perlman plays a mean fiddle!!! See–I’m trying to improve upon my musical tastes!

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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6 Responses to Bringing Me To That “Nice” Place

  1. koolitzable says:

    Yes we can learn together 😊

  2. Catherine says:

    It’ll be fun!! XOXOXOX!!!!

  3. gk says:

    The music is gorgeous!

  4. Catherine says:

    gk, isn’t it? I’m usually listening to French pop ye-ye music or the Kinks or Jimi Hendrix! Gypsy Airs is one of the pieces that was included in that Readers Digest Light Classical collection from my baby sitting days–remember that post–LOL??? XOXOXOXO!!!

  5. Lula Harp says:

    I have a pretty firm rule that if I like a book I won’t see the movie because the movie in my head is ALWAYS better.

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Lula, I think that perhaps I should follow your rule of thumb! I’ve NEVER seen a movie that was better than the one in my head either! Our minds are far more creative!! XOXOXOXO!

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