In this podcast we discuss the 100 day project that we all attempted and but only some completed! We discuss what we like about the project, what the challenges were, and how we might use it to further our other creative pursuits. We also hear a bit about Erin’s world travels and how she incorporated the 100 day project into her trip. We had some technical difficulties towards the end, so our quiz was not recorded 🙁 However, you can see what quiz we took and our results below in the show notes. We’re still learning!
What We’re Into:
Erin: Her new car
100 Day Challenge:
Amy’s hashtag: #100littlebotanicals
Erin’s hashtag: #100lilpoems
Erin’s poems we mentioned:
Bonjour Pierre. Ça va?
Je suis désolé!
So so désolé.
How do I say…?
Before the fall I thought
“What a lovely bowl!”
Avec une fleur de couleur pêche
And the question “Where does it come from?”
barely skimmed my consciousness.
But then le bol slipped from the shelf
Dans la cuisine.
The bowl is dead,
At my hand.
So I beg you, s’il vous plaît,
tell me it was purchased
In everyone’s favorite French store
Pour douze euros.
And that it was not a prized possession of
“Three minutes past”
magic words, spoken to the wind
A man appears across the tracks
From around the bend
“Madame?” He says something about a train.
“Oui, I wait for the train…”
He gestures NO, with head and hands
“No train today?”
He replies with words
I don’t understand “Pardon, Je ne comprends pas”
again he takes great pains
To gesture NO
We both wait to see
if more information
Will be sought or given
He turns to leave
Followed by my weak “merci”
And so, I search “Hotels near me”
And prices are good
This far from the sea
With bags on back and in tow
I roll down the same road
I left behind
an hour ago
The woman is unprepared for me
At this hour
Resting between petit dejeuner
And the first check-ins of the day
“Bonjour, Do you have any vacancy?”
I smile at her enthusiastic “Oui!”
“Do you know, why there are no trains?”
“Oh, is it the strike?”
“I don’t know.”
“How many nights would you like?”
“I don’t know. Will they strike tomorrow?”
“I don’t know. But I will check for you.”
“Merci, Merci beaucoup!”
“No problem.” And a pause “no trains.”
“Tomorrow, no trains. Maybe a bus!”
“Is there a bus station?” “They leave from the train station. Sometimes.” “Sometimes?”
“Sometimes.” Her grimace is kind
“I’ll stay two nights.”