В гостиной моей мамы есть старинная витрина, специально приобретенная ею, чтобы выставлять в ней свою коллекцию редких фарфоровых кукол. Мы собирали этих кукол по всем уголкам Европы, ни один marché antique и старинный замок не остался без нашего внимания. И как-то, прогуливаясь по ветхим холлам очередного викторинаского замка, мама сказала маленькой мне:
«Я люблю замки и куклы. Вырастешь-будешь покупкть мне куклы». «И замки?»,- наивно спросила маленькая я. Мама, конечно же, рассмеялась. Но именно этот разговор глубоко отпечатался в моем сознании, ведь все дело не в роскоши и богатстве этих замков и кукол, дело в истории дома, семьи, которой они принадлежали, в традициях и теплоте, которые хранят стены замка, в детских мечтах, которые отпечатались в стеклянных глазах кукол. Ветхие стены замков в окружении великолепных садов до сих пор внушают благоговения в наших сердцах, они стояли до нас и будут стоять после, и один из них теперь навсегда сохранит в своих стенах этот разговор мамы и дочки.
There is an antique closet in my mothers guest room, she bought it especially for her collection of unique porcelain dolls. We were searching for those dolls around Europe for years, we didn’t miss a single marché antique or an ancient castle. Once during a brief promenade along that castles decrepit halls my mother told me:
“I like castles and dolls. So when you grow up you buy me dolls”, -“...and castles?”- I asked my mum naively. Of course my mum laughed at me, but that talk is now imprinted in my mind, because its not about the luxury and riches of that castles and dolls, its about the history of the house and the family they belonged to, the traditions and warmth those castles walls preserved and childhood dreams that are imprinted in those dolls eyes. Seeing ancient castles surrounded by marvelous gardens still makes us feel venerated, they had been standing there before us and they will stand after us, and one of them now will keep that mother-daughter conversation in its walls for centuries... 💫💫💫 #aesthetic#aestheticedits#aestethicfood#parisianlife#parisianstyle#parisianvibes#thenoisetier#frenchsummer#frenchstyle#frenchlifestyle
We can allow ourselves, with a present gentleness, to grieve, to process our wounds, to integrate it all and become more whole. To finally crack that heart wide open. To no longer be afraid of feeling the depths of a naked heart. To expose ourselves so truthfully so that we can find a balanced flow free of resistance. So we can use our precious time well. So we can dare to be our true selves and come together in unity... Let go, just let it all go and let life flow the way it always had planned for you, before you decided to control every part of the show...
Gratitude for this moment, this reminder, the light is always there no matter which cycle we may find ourselves in. Integrate yourself back into wholeness, rest, be loving towards your body, your vessel, you home. It does so much for us.
My wishlist for our next apartment includes:
- a beautiful door
- a spacious kitchen
- a balcony
- air conditioning!!
I don’t usually mind the heat too much, because it always passes, but Paris has a way of radiating heat and not letting it escape. Admittedly, living on the 6th floor (7th for my American friends) has not helped.
This past week we saw the kind of temperatures where you sweat without even moving. I know, because I spent a great deal of it not moving. 🥵
Air conditioning, especially in homes, is not very common in France. To cool off, I spent some time in an air conditioned co-working space, at my husband’s office, and even leisurely strolled through the grocery store (I got a little chilly there! 🤣).
Have you ever been to France in the summer? How did you beat the heat?
I’ve been asking myself the hard questions lately. What I really want to be sharing online, what gets me excited to wake up in the morning. I know I’ve been less present here as a result. These last few months have lead me to reflect on my life and myself in ways I haven’t the last few years.
Tomorrow, I’m sharing a big life update on my blog that I’ve been holding off on the past few months. Stay tuned ❤️
I love summer evenings on our terrace.
Unhurried, informal and totally relaxed, just as they should be.
A time to unwind and forget everything happening in the world for a short while and just appreciate the here and now 💙