Sunday, May 23, 2010
Joie de vi·vre
Etymology: French, literally, joy of living
Date: 1889: Keen or buoyant enjoyment of life...
Merriam Webster dictionary classifies this French phrase as a noun, but I wonder what it would look like as a verb, qualified by an adverb...
To EMBRACE the beauty of age GRACIOUSLY
To LOOK into the mirror of time BOLDLY
SMILE BACK CONTENTLY
and TO DO all in your power CONSISTENTLY.
To READ VORACIOUSLY
and REFLECT OFTEN.
To PLAY INNOCENTLY like a child
GET DOWN TO BUSINESS and DRESS UP REGALLY like a woman.
To SHAMELESSLY TAKE TIME for yourself
LOOK CLOSELY at your goals
and DREAM CONSTANTLY in the clouds
until you ACHIEVE your goals COMPLETELY on earth.
DANCE FEARLESSLY mes amies, in the golden shoes of a life, LIVED LONG and WELL with LA JOIE DE VIVRE!
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Illustration of Audrey Hepburn by Arnaud Griselin
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