As I look around me, in this new old French house with its two timeworn barns, I find remnants of the people who lived here before me. The masons who shaped stones and built houses, sometimes traveling for days by foot to other locales to market their skills. The farmers who lived with and tended to their animals. The workers-of- the-land who created tools by hand, when necessity required their creation.
The stories of these items are whispered in my ear, and visit me while I sleep.
There is so much history here, and I am living it.
And here is another one of the other great experiences of the days spent here: le coucher du soleil (the laying down on the sun). Isn't it extraordinary?
MORE GOOD NEWS:
My exhibit in Felletin, has been confirmed! The opening reception will be held on June 21, from 6-8 p.m., and the exhibit will be on display for three months, through August 18, 2017.
Exposition de peintures sur soie d'endroit et de mémoire;
Paintings on Silk of Place and Memory
by René Shoemaker
Mairie de Felletin
12, place Charles de Gaulle