Thursday, March 31, 2011

Firenze Italy

There is a little restaurant quite near the Duomo where the locals go for a delicious meal.

The Italian chef is a very jolly fellow, if he knows you and you enter his restaurant the greetings are very loud and joyous and during the evening he breaks out quite frequently with singing opera style, most of the locals don't bat an eyelid but the odd tourist is very amused indeed.

"The Lord does not let the the soul of the righteous go hungry,

but He frustrates the desire of the wicked."


Eglise Paris

A sketch of a very old church in Paris. My mother always tried to get me to read certain books when I was young but alas I only read what I wanted to read . One of the books was "The Little Prince" by Antoine De Saint- Exupéry. Did you know that he wrote about a young man who crashed his plane in the Sahara and met a young Prince from another planet.

The author crashed his plane in the Sahara in the mid 1930's and he survived to write the story of " The Little Prince", but later on in life during the war he was shot down, this time he was flying over the Mediterranean Sea and lost his life . This was during the war. The pilot who shot at his plane regretted it when he heard who it was as he loved his books as a child.

"A good name is better than precious ointment,
And the day of death than the day of one's birth."
Ecclesiastes 7:1