Playing with the moon.

Jouant avec la lune
Playing with the moon.

 English version below the picture

C’ était pendant une nuit de Février 1996. Ma femme, Janine et moi rentrions en voiture d’ une station balnéaire appelée Berck en direction d’Amiens  en utilisant  l’ ancienne  route . pour éviter l’ autoroute ..Dès le premier village rencontré nous avons aperçu la lune, plantureuse à souhait et bas sur l’horizon . Elle trônait sur une ligne de nuages . Plus loin, à l’ aérodrome d’ Abbeville la lune s’était dissimulée  derrière cette ligne duveteuse pour reparaître  en dessous au prochain village . Ensuite dans la plaine picarde  cette belle lune ovoïde se tint plein ciel et nous enveloppa de sa belle lumière
Et enjouée avec cela. Tantôt à gauche , tantôt à droite et parfois dans l’ axe de la route . Ma femme était fascinée !
En clair , nous rentrions de Berck entre onze heures et minuit par une route tranquille et en jouant avec la lune.

jouant ave la lune 2Mai 2018

It was during a  night in February 1996. My wife, Janine and I were driving home from a seaside resort called Berck in the direction of Amiens using the old road, to avoid the highway .. From the first village met we saw the moon, buxom, as much you want to and low on the horizon. It was  throning  on a line of clouds. Farther on, at Abbeville airdrome, the moon had hidden behind this fluffy line and reappeared below   the clouds, at the next village. Then in the plain this beautiful ovoid moon stood in the sky and wrapped us in its beautiful light

   And playful with that! Sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right of the windshield  and sometimes in the axis of the road. My wife was fascinated

  In short, we returned from Berck between eleven o’clock and midnight by a quiet road in playing with the moon.

NB : I started the dialysis on March 20th. 12 h per week in 3 afternooons .
J ‘ ai commencé la dialyse le 20 Mars , 12 h par semaine en 3 après-midis.


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88 Responses to Playing with the moon.

  1. blb1 says:

    Michel are you doing the drawing while undergoing the dialysis? A beautiful memory to share.

    i started to write when a storm moved in the other day so I didn’t get to send notifies, though I don’t think you get my notifies.

  2. A fascinating and romantic experience. A beautiful memory. My best with the schedule. ♥️Love Holly.

  3. mrswrangler says:

    Hope the dialysis is going well. What a nice memory. We have so many stored memories to help us learn from past mistakes and to help us through hard times by remembering the good times.

  4. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir MICHEL c’est super de jouer avec la Lune en roulant

    La vie a grand besoin de respect et d’amour
    Il faut savoir donner pour mériter de prendre
    Ce qui nous est offert et savoir aussi le rendre
    Nous traversons, souvent, pendant notre vie
    Des tortueux chemins qui viennent nous surprendre
    C’est alors qu’il nous faut ouvrir nos cœurs et tendre
    La main à nos amis pour leur dire bonjour

    Belle journée ou belle soirée

    Bisous Bernard

  5. Rachel says:

    My best to you. The trials we go through in the life!
    I enjoy the moon very much.

  6. Carole says:

    La nature est fascinante et imprévisible. Bonheur d un jour qu il faut savouer . Bonne soirée à vous deux on vous embrasse bien fort Carole

  7. I hope the dialysis is going well, and that it makes you feel so much better. Let us know. xxx ❤

  8. Isabel Capillas says:

    Strolling under the moonlight with your beloved one is truly wonderful❤💕💕
    Love your sketches, Uncle Michel❤

  9. Sounds like a lovely, and very peaceful, drive!

  10. jstnotherday says:

    BonJour Michel,
    I am guessing that you came across the drawing which sparked the memory? 🙂 You have retained the memory well. I’ve lived that similar sort of experience with the moon. Our world is so fascinating.
    I think of you often, and your dialysis. I pray that you are coping well.
    Much love,
    Lynn ❤

  11. judyrutrider says:

    I am always impressed by your command of the English language. You have the vocabulary of a native speaker. The only thing that gives you away is the way you phrase things sometimes. This post was especially expressive, practically poetry.

  12. A beautiful story. May you be blessed and strengthened.

  13. suester7 says:

    Love how you describe the moon as playful. A lovely post, as always.

    Hope the dialysis is going well. It must be awful to not be able to move during the 4 hours. How do you kill time? Can you take a nap then?

    Find as we grow older, more health problems appear. I will be going for a minor surgery next week, for the doctors to do a biopsy and remove whatever abnormality they find in my womb. It’s my first ever surgery, and I’m not looking forward to it.

    Have a good weekend!

  14. Yvonne says:

    I wish I could be there, to be your personal nurse during the dialysis, Michel! I’d be an old fashioned style of nurse, of course. ❤

    I taught student nurses, and tried to convey my admiration for the job our kidneys quietly do for us, every day. We take them for granted …

  15. A delightful post, Michel. Hope you are doing well with the dialysis.

  16. puffpop says:

    Playing with the moon? I think the moon was playing with you …. entertaining and dancing. The moon sees a lot of things.

    Since we get up so early for John’s dialysis…He leaves long before sunrise, I get to see the moon as it is in the western sky headed in your direction.

    Since John starts so early, he gets home early and we have the rest of the day. However, he does take a nap since dialysis tires him.

    I’m glad you are doing well. My father died of a kidney disease (nephritis). This was 1961, long before dialysis was available.

    • I was amused by the apparent movements of the moon
      Your husband , Françoise, is a brave man. I go to dialysis in the afternoon but when I come home in the evening I am very tired . The day after is much better.

  17. mcbery says:

    I know a song about ‘looking for the moon.’ It’s a beautiful song. I got introduced to it by justanotherday. 🙂

  18. Marion Manson says:

    I love your observations on nature, Michel! Lovely sketch to go with your post. 🙂

  19. Qu’il est bon de garder l’innocence et l’émrveillement qui permettent de jouer avec la Lune, ou avec un brin d’herbe, ou avec un crayon et une feuille de papier. Juste pour se rhabiller des émotions des enfants. Une très chaleureuse soirée à toi, Michel.

  20. Zakiah says:

    Dear Michel,
    As usual a beautiful entry from your pen and heart.
    I am disturbed to hear that you are going through dialysis. I know it is not an easy procedure, thrice a week until you get a new kidney or stay with the procedure for ever. My prayers and good thoughts are with you through out this trial. I know what a beautiful and supporting family you have Michel. I thank God Almighty for that.
    Lots of love to you dear friend.

  21. I love when you share your drawings, Michel! They make me smile! 🙂 And your encounter with the moon is a wonderful memory!
    The moon does like playing the children’s game “Hide and Go Seek” some nights. 🙂
    Cooper and I take walks every night so I can enjoy the moon.
    I hope and pray everything is going well with your dialysis. More prayers for you.
    ❤ and (((HUGS)))

  22. Julie E says:

    A lovely memory Michel , that is the problem with living in a town we do not get to see the moon in all this glory. Hope you are feeling much better on your treatment has started

  23. Gayle Smith says:

    beautiful story Michel! I can see it perfectly in my mind!!! I’m sorry you have to go through dialysis, but you will feel much better……you are in my prayers ❤

  24. Lavinia Ross says:

    Michel, I love your sketches and stories about the world you see. Nature shows us many beautiful things!

    I am glad to hear dialysis is going well. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Much love from all of us here at the farm, ❤

  25. marica0701 says:

    My prayers for health and healing for you as you go through dialysis. ❤

  26. bull*sh1tt3r says:

    The moon is fascinating! Such a long time to sit for dialysis. While you are doing dialysis you should have a smartphone to read blogs and Facebook with. But get one with a big screen. As I aged I had to get a larger screen to read the small words.

  27. A beautiful and romantic memory. I love watching the moon when we are out at night. Hugs

  28. neilc693 says:

    I like these little journey stories. Even a very short journey can hold all sorts of significance.

  29. Barbara Lenhard says:

    I love this drawing, Michel. You have a very special artistic style. Hope your dialysis is going well 💞

  30. fauquet véronique says:

    Lune solitaire
    Abandonnée à la nuit
    Qui donc vous regarde ?

    Mon père, ce poète !!!
    Je t’embrasse Papa
    PS : L’aïku est d’un poète japonais du 19ème siècle !

  31. onedanyankee says:

    So many memories under the moon. I like your remembrance, and I like the fact that all those years ago, we looked up and saw the same moon all those miles away. I think, rich and poor, near and far, none of us has more, none has less, we’re all brought together just a little by our shared experience of the same moon and stars in the night sky. I hope you’re well as can be, and that your treatment is providing some relief, friend. These days, I’m working nights, so I see the sun go down, and watch it rise and see the moon do the same, each night while I’m out delivering feed to the egg farmers from 6 pm to 6 am. When I see a star fall vertically (most streak horizontal, across the sky) I like to imagine maybe it’s my son, throwing down a bit of meteor to comfort his Daddy a bit.

  32. L. Marie says:

    Love seeing your drawing, Michel. May God bless you and your family.

  33. Anne-Marie says:

    La lune déesse féminine, le soleil, l’astre roi, nous accompagnent fidèlement.

    Amitiés et meilleures pensées aussi pendant les longues heures sous dialyse
    AM & Johann

  34. Owen Higgins says:

    My Dear friend , I’m sorry it has been so long to write to you, but life has been full of purpose and timing would have it that writng became less of a natural impulse for me.
    So good to see you writing away and it remind me of france and the fond memories of staying there for my summer holidays as a child. Unforgettable memories.

    Thank you for reminding me.

    I have opened up my Xanga today, having made it private for perhaps the last few years. and i have other links if you wish to connect that way. is where i explore the art of film.. but do not get angry if you waste a whole morning there!!! 🙂

    Peace to you and your family and the Rest of the mighty Xangan’s

    Stay in touch.


  35. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    What fun you had playing with the moon. Your playful perspective makes the journey much more interesting!

  36. bernard25 says:

    Bonjour ou bonsoir MICHEL bon dimanche

    La vie a grand besoin de respect et d’amour
    Il faut savoir donner pour mériter de prendre
    Ce qui nous est offert et savoir aussi le rendre
    Nous traversons, souvent, pendant notre vie
    Des tortueux chemins qui viennent nous surprendre
    C’est alors qu’il nous faut ouvrir nos cœurs et tendre
    La main à nos amis pour leur dire bonjour

    Belle journée ou belle soirée

    Bisous Bernard

  37. iampeacenow says:

    What a lovely moonlight drive and pleasant memory :-).
    peace & love ❤

  38. Oh that’s nice – a very playful moon. It almost sounds like it’s a puppy or a kitten keeping you company on your evening drive.

  39. Such a playful moon! 🙂

    How have you been feeling? I think pray you are feeling a good result from the dialysis.

    Much love,

  40. mlbncsga says:

    Mornin Glorie…I love the chasing the moon about and taking routes that are more scenic and you and yours…that is a long time to sit for dialysis I’m sending hugs and prayers your way! ilym

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