the middle of the road of life

happy sunday gang, hope you’re in the throes of a blissful weekend! i’ve sequestered myself (practically) for the past couple days in order to get some manuscript under my belt for tomorrow and also get going on okl. i was on a roll when a book called to me like a magnet and i’ve been off in another world ever since.  le livre de mon ami.  once in hand i couldn’t put it down. everything from the three toned leather spine with raised details and gold letters. yum! and inside was original the silk ribbon book mark.

i’ve been thinking of taking a french class lately, or even starting to try and read it more. i can only imagine what i sound like to the french! so what better time than the present?  the first line is in italian, translated to french. i figured if it was a phrase in two langues i had find out what it meant.

the google translations really got me thinking and  this is my cue to take a break. the translation of  italian to french went from, ‘nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita’,  (in the middle of the journey of your life), and in french,  ‘au milieu du chemin de la vie’,  which translates to ‘the middle of the road of life’.

anyway i better get back to it while it’s stil nice and bright. i’m editing the last of the pics for my book and the  clock’s already mocking me. i’ve already gotten lost in this book for too way long. but then again, i could keep it closed and on a shelf or just to myself. or i could open it,  read the first line and realize i’m ‘in the middle of the journey of  life‘. and there’s always time for that!

sending good sunday wishes to you. have a great night!

September 23, 2012. Books, France, Friends.


  1. ze courlis replied:

    It’s a very nice book, I read it when I was a child and still remember it.

  2. The Paris Apartment replied:

    oh that’s amazing! i’d love to hear more about it!

  3. ze courlis replied:

    It’s about friendship of two young boys. I remember a lot of “délicatesse ” I think it’s still in my library, you made me think about it, I will read again ^^

  4. Nikon replied:

    It’s a beautiful looking book, that’s for sure!
    I miss the beautiful binding, the gold page edges, and the embossed lettering of hardcover books.
    Good luck with finishing up on your book, I can’t wait ’till that comes out!

  5. mary replied:

    I think I like the original Italian the best. And the translation from Italian seems best when stated “our life”…you are inspiring me to freshen up both my French and Italian.
    Have a super week.

  6. Heidi replied:

    What an amazing find…..down to the ribbon!

  7. peggy braswell replied:

    OLD books the Best! Enjoy

    • Karen Albert replied:

      How wonderful Claudia and I am so excited for your new book! Enjoy reading your precious find!

      2012 Artist Series

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