Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Serendipitous Fantasies . . .

January 28th is Live Your Fantasies Day and Serendipity Day.

Let's celebrate with a birthday salute to the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (January 28, 1873 – August 3, 1954), better known by the pen name Colette.  She wrote over 50 novels and many short stories that were more or less autobiographical. Colette is best known for her novel Gigi and her "open" lifestyle. She was the first woman President of the Academie Goncourt and has been referred to as the greatest French prose writer of the 20th century. Colette was given a state funeral, which was attended by thousands of mourners and buried in Pere-Lachaise cemetery in Paris.  I am sure she would have enjoyed the festivities of this day.

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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