Monday, June 14, 2010

Peace and solitude

I found this on the back of a postcard written in 1909:

« Imaginez au pied de l’abbaye au milieu du bois, une rivière qui roule ses eaux torrentueuses parmi les rocs, et dites s’il existe un séjour plus solitaire et plus pittoresque. J’y resterai, je pense, quelques temps »

“Imagine at the foot of the Abbey within the woods, a river that runs with torrentuous waters amongst the rocks, and tell me if there exists anywhere more solitary and more picturesque. I’ll stay I think, for some time.”

This is where they were talking about, the Abbey at La-Pierre-qui-Vire.


Jo said...

Very nice...I'm just looking for somewhere to go on holiday like that ;-)

A Lady's Life said...

Thats a very nice Abbey
Is this where there is supposed to be a river?

Every one needs a place like this to go to once in a while just to recharge the batteries as they say. lol

Indeterminacy said...

Gosh, that's lovely and profound.

soulMerlin said...

Oh...It's stunning


Debby/Gatekeeper said...

A place so poetic. I love it. A message from 1909 . . . Wow!

Anji said...

Jo: They have retreats of 2 to 7 days.

A Lady's lIfe: yes , you can't see the river for the trees!

Inderterminacy:It certainly spoke to the writer of the card.

Henry: Looking at the site it says.. "It started with the forest".

Debby: It does leave an impression. I just hope that the people from the past don't mind me reading their mail.