IFJM 26: Nice! I Fell in Love Again!

April 26

W15 4 26 IFJM 003From my journal: “Everything is so close.  It took no time to get to Nice, and we decided to stay close to the water all the way to Genoa.  I had us stop at the train station, where I landed [years ago] in Nice in the snow.  In April it was cheerier, and crowded.  Old Town church.”

Note the writing here is in order of the day.  I wrote in my journal all wacky because the sketches dictated the order.

“I didn’t master writing and oral storytelling.
There is no mastery to be had.  You love the attempt.  You don’t master a story any more than you master a river.  You feel lucky to canoe down it.” 
Garrison Keller

W15 4 26 IFJM 007I apologize for the bits of writing.  I was all over this day!

From my journal: “Brigid Cross* bought in a marketplace with amazing gold/red/burgundy colors.”  [Above.]

“I want to go and I want to stay in Nice.  I felt like this in Paris.  Missing home and feeling at home.”

“We walked the narrow streets back to our pensione. . . I found some lovely scarves, baskets . . .  now we are shopping for Heather and Ruthie.”  [Below.]

“Creamy brie-like cheese, sliced ham, cold roasted asparagus, wine.  To go to our room.”

W15 4 26 IFJM 004“Form is Emptiness; Emptiness is Form.”  Buddha


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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*I can’t let this go by.  I bought the Brigid Cross in real life from Keith Madden,
and it fit so nicely here in my story.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/162034702/st-brigid-or-st-bridgit-irish-cross?ref=shop_home_active_3

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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7 Responses to IFJM 26: Nice! I Fell in Love Again!

  1. Sammy D. says:

    ‘Missing home and feeling at home’ – a perfect way to describe moments during many travels. We had the pleasure of an uncrowded lovely day in Nice and VilleFranche. Delightful to think of all who have wandered and pleasured on the promenade and through beautifil flower stalls.


    • We are in the home stretch of this month of fake traveling! I have loved this — will do it again.
      When I landed in Paris, much to me surprise (I was not a fan of French before I traveled, didn’t care much either way) I immediately said to me friend, “I’m not going home.” I stayed three months instead of the two weeks I had allotted. 26 and no ties . . .


  2. susanissima says:

    Gorgeous street scene.


  3. joantav says:

    You make me want to be there. Your meal to take back to your room sounds delicious.


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