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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Joie de vi·vre



Pronunciation: \ˌzhwä-də-ˈvēvrə\
Function: noun
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



REST COMFORTABLY



PRETEND UNINHIBITEDLY



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!




Photo Credits:

First five interior images from the beautiful blog:

Eclectic Revisted

Illustration of Audrey Hepburn by Arnaud Griselin

Other interior images from:

www.jjlocations.co.uk

Vintage Altered Art image:

faerieenchantment.blogspot.com