Bonne Fête Valentine

Bonne Fête Valentine

Ah, it’s le Saint Valentine.

In France there’s a Saint day everyday.  Yesterday it was the Saint Beatrice, so anyone named Beatrice may well have been wished a ‘bonne fête‘.  It’s the name of my little boy’s theatre class teacher, so even though he didn’t see her he sent the wishes through the universe anyway.

It reminded me of my first year here in France.  It was a quiet Sunday morning,       I was in my little apartment all alone and there was a knock a the door.  I opened it to find the old lady from across the road standing there with a huge smile on her face and a red rose in her hand.  She just said  ‘bonne fête Julie’. It was April 8th, le Saint Julie. I knew nothing about the Saint’s days or the customs in France.  I can not tell you how much that warmed my heart! That was 13 years ago, it happened only that one time, but the memories are still as good as if it was yesterday.
So for today, to all the Valentines and Valentinas, bonne fête’.

Tomorrow it’s Claude’s turn to get the good wishes!

And now, it’s coming up to the love filled Leo full moon …and the skies are full of people wishing love wishes and thinking love thoughts!

Here’s mine… “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with”.