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The French, I Tell Ya….

“I will cover you with love when next I see you,

with caresses, with ecstasy.

I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh so that

you will faint and die.  I want you to be amazed

by me and confess to yourself that you had never even dreamed

of such transports…

When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to

quiver with joy when you think of them.”

~ Gustave Flaubert, famous French writer to his Louise Collete.


Monsiuer Flaubert was nothing if not arduously ambitious.

A woman of that era…”Madame d’Haussonville.”  Painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French Romantic painter (1780 – 1867).

She’s thinking, “Oh, really?”