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La rentrée, La vendange, à Essoyes

…the big field where the gens de voyage who have come here to pick grapes during the vendange park their campers was empty, and now it is not. As the sun set last night, I could hear the hum of the motors of their caravans, the cries of children playing in the evening air…

Continue Reading August 28, 2017 at 8:13 am Leave a comment

My Lovely Little Village in the Heart of France

My little village in the heart of France offers a kind of peaceful and deeply satisfying daily life that is quite common in many little French villages–and hard to find many other places in the world. In Essoyes the connection between past, present and future is easier to feel, somehow–in the continuity of traditions as well as in the slow, inexorable change that is one of life’s constants.

Continue Reading June 24, 2011 at 7:54 pm 2 comments


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