The kid and the goat.

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L’enfant et la chèvre

Perdu avec d’autres, dans mon portefeuille de 1956
laissé dans une valise poussiéreuse, dans le grenier,
cette photo, juste retrouvée, n’avait pas été oubliée.
Elle  était vivante en moi.

Ce qui  me frappe dans cette photo?
L’attitude de l’enfant et   sa façon d’être
son visage calme et amusé,
La chèvre tirant sur la chaîne pour atteindre la nourriture.

Peut-être aussi le fond de pleine nature:
Quelques branches nues dans un pré
avec seulement le ciel comme décor.
Cette photo est si authentique et si apaisante..

Une paix dont j avais besoin  à ce moment précis.
Il ya 59 ans

Michel Fauquet
19 Octobre 2015

ps: l ‘enfant est cousin proche, Celui qui parle aux phoques.

Enfant et la chèvre 1,956 3
                                                                                                                                    April 23,1956

           The kid and the goat

Lost with other ones, in my billfold of 1956
In a dusty suitcase, in the attic
This photo , just found again, had  not been  forgotten
It was alive in me .

What does strike me in that photo?
The attitude of the kid and his way to be  ,
his quiet and amused face  ,
The  goat pulling  the chain to reach the food.

Perhaps also the  background of full nature :
some bare branches in a meadow
with only the sky like a décor ,
This photo is so genuine and so peaceful..

A peace whom I needed, precisely at this time.
59 years ago

Michel Fauquet    October 19th 2015

Ps ; the kid is a close cousin, the one who talks  to the seals.


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45 Responses to The kid and the goat.

  1. mrswrangler says:

    The goat looks determined to get the treat

  2. Heartafire says:

    I adore this picture! The child seems amused as you say at the goat and withholding just a bit! I love children and animals…sweet and innocent! Thank you Michel! Much love to you.

  3. cheezlouise says:

    One of the most intriguing things about an old photograph–it stops time. A contemplative moment is captured, and the joy and blessing of that moment can be relived over and over again. What a gift it is, to hold such a photograph in one’s own hand! Thank you for sharing, Michel.

  4. Humor_Me_Now says:

    I loved this photo. We have a few old photos where time stood still. It touches the heart.
    blessings, Michel


  5. weggieboy says:

    A delightful photo, Michel! I like how you view it and enjoyed the little story you had to tell about it!

  6. blb1 says:

    A trip down memory lane for all of us I suspect. I have vague memories of goats when I was young. Now days I have a problem with their eyes, how strange they are considering other animals.

  7. cocosangel says:

    That would have been nice to have a friendly goat as a friend. It looks like an era, where the innocence lived, and so much of adventure. You have had a full child hood.

  8. What a sweet photo of your cousin, Michel, and even sweeter memories!
    I have always loved the way children and animals interact…that a goat looks determined and your cousin looks to be in amused control! 🙂
    It’s interesting how just looking at a photo can transport us back in time…and often we can even remember the climate the day the photo was taken…the emotions we felt…and so much more!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  9. jstnotherday says:

    Hi Michel,
    My French is not so good.
    This is what I got.
    a calm visage, or picture of calm
    fond of nature and certain parts of the prairie, or open fields?
    the year 1959 (the year I was born 🙂 )
    and the child is a cousin
    How close did I get? 🙂

  10. jstnotherday says:

    Ooo…. The attitude of the child is of calm and amusement? 😀

  11. jstnotherday says:

    * is the picture of calm and amusement

  12. Angela Im says:

    Oh what you say is so true. I love to take pictures too so the instant can be stopped and remembered; I have a poor memory so I like to keep a record with pictures. I always love to see your blog because it gives me something to ponder and muse about. Thanks again dear Michel. I have so much to tell! We came back from Seoul yesterday. I will blog soon and tell u, ok?☺️😉😘

  13. guestbrief says:

    Your cousin does not look disturbed at the possibiity of sharing his treat with the goat. It is a nice picture. 🙂 I wish for you much peace, my friend.
    ❤ Rhonda

  14. Christine Hadley says:

    Such a crisp and clear photo, lovely. As always, thanks for sharing this memory with us, Michel. Did you find other treasures up there?
    ❤️ Christine

  15. A lovely day with your cousin caught in time and saved! Two boys out exploring on a wonderful day!

  16. nannyfountain says:

    wonderful ❤

  17. L. Gail says:

    I love the photo…the boy does have an amused look on his face.

  18. Kathy says:

    Wonderful! Was it a pet? It looks like it is asking a question-please share? Both look inquisitive.

  19. Rachel Geselman-Mocherman says:

    The simplistic photo, and yet, it captures life at that time. The simple things of life are still there if only we look for them. Can we slow down from our “busyness” to appreciate them? Ah, Michel, maybe that is what many people have forgotten?!
    To you, my friend! 🌹

  20. Ellen Chambers says:

    Goats were a part of our family before I married. They are amusing as can be. Two of my sons have recently bought a ranch . My granddaughter wanted two baby goats for her birthday. They have posted some pictures and I will try to post them soon on FB. My sons were raised in southern California , close to the beach and city life. Their wives were from a cattle ranch, so this is an adventure, they are adapting quite well .–Bringing back memories of long ago days which are so welcome as we age aren’t they??

  21. Tribo, OCarm says:

    Lovely piece…. and meaningful pic…. those days when kids are close to nature and not busy with their ipads

  22. I love this photo. The great thing about pictures is they bring back such memories, such emotions. When we were unpacking here, I found lots of photos and each one brought about various feelings, memories and treasured moments. Thanks for sharing this.

  23. jstnotherday says:

    Ah, now the translation shows up!
    Was the problem with my computer?
    Now I see… it was ’59 years ago’. 🙂

  24. Zakiah says:

    this is such a charming poem and a great memory for you and your cousin to share.

  25. Gill McGrath says:

    Oh Michel….What an enchanting and beautiful picture and lovely post bringing time and memories and two autumns together. Truly and simply magical! Love Gill ❤

  26. cuteandcurls says:

    How beautiful is this photo, perfect caption Michel. Time stood still in this photo where a child feels safe to be outdoors, where fun activities are spent outdoors be one with hi techs

  27. sunsetdragon says:

    What a wonderful memory this photo is, of your cousin so relaxed and happy with the goat and the goat so ready to have a bite of what your cousin ha sings hand.
    Lovely memory Michel and Ty for sharing it.

  28. Larry says:

    A lovely picture with lovely memories! Thanks for sharing, Michel!


  29. Gracia McDairmant says:

    Old photos bring back so many precious memories. Thanks for sharing this one.

  30. Marilyn Thysell says:

    A trip down memory lane is always pleasurable. Nice to remember simpler times with family and friends and when we all were much younger. Your cousin and the goat are one of them. Thanks for sharing your memories. Love. Marilyn

  31. julie essex says:

    A great photo and memories for you Michel

  32. puffpop says:

    A treasured memory…Recapured and shared. It was a gentle time. A time apart from all the “clutter” of life. This is a meaningful insight. More than just a photo, a piece of time that reaches the inner spirit. Thanks for sharing.

  33. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie! How lovely to find this long lost photograph, your cousin looks a bit mischievous as does the goat and perhaps the branches are bare because the goat ate all the leaves from them? In my area people have been known to tie goats in areas they want cleared of grasses and small shrubs. I’m glad the occasion brought peace in 1956 and again in 2015. ILYM ❤

    • I think, Marsha, it is the season who made the bare branch .( look the coat of the kid). But this goat chained on the photo was in fact very familiar. When she was free , she followed the family members , entered in the main room of the house and even eat the bouquet in the vase at the middle of the table !! 🙂

      • mlbncsga says:

        the bouquet story made me laugh out loud! Growing up we had many odd animals for pets, alligators, a monkey, a skunk and a pig that rooted up the neighbors manicured lawn, the neighbor was not amused at all and I think we may have had bacon for awhile after that. You inspire me to blog about my memories, I need to get back into the habit of recording my life. ilym

  34. marica0701 says:

    I think goats are so cute and funny. It would be fun to have a goat as a pet 🙂

    Have a nice weekend!

    ~ Marica

  35. Love the photo. Thought it would be you!

  36. AM says:

    Complicité 🙂
    Beau moment et merveilleuse image de ce souvenir!

    Amitiés du siècle qui suit …, AM

  37. atzenicarlo says:

    He talks to the seals…..and he listens to the goat.

  38. erkarts says:

    I love this photo. I was born in December 1956. That was a good year!!

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