Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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8 x 8in oil on museum quality panel

It could be anywhere, except it isn’t

Cool morning air
Morning gray not yet lifted
The trill of birds
Cooing of doves
Meandering path through native flowers of all description
Window shutters in blue propped open by overflowing window boxes
And now the ancient old church bell has added its tone to the morning hum
and gives it all away–
It is my very first morning in Le Vieux Couvent, Frassinet, France
When I started to retire last eve, my mind was filled with “what should I do first tomorrow, how can I fit it all in, squeeze every bit of good from the day”

And my mind was immediately answered back with one word.


Take time in the early morning for quietness, to simply sit in gratitude for this time, this place.
As I often do on my own back porch in Kentucky, it is the way to start the day here.

Joy, beauty, and peace are everywhere.  It is more divine, more the better choice, to pick out of all the things I might clamour for—the time to simply be.
To breathe.
To allow the day to shape itself.
To not impose my will upon it.
To smile, breath and go slowly.

It could be anywhere, except it isn’t:))
Today, the first morning at Le Vieux Couvent–and you are with me in spirit my friend:)))



  • Marilyn R Miller - June 20, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    I love your visual responses to what is before you in France! Almost makes me want to travel again….. but I think I would just rather just bask in your great colorful interpretations! Thank you!

    …I would also happily receive a postcard….ReplyCancel

  • June - June 18, 2012 - 3:51 am

    From your reflective thoughts and words to your beautiful painting expressing what you see upon awakening and looking out from your room, this looks like a bit of heaven to me. So very beautiful a place and a state of mind to be is in France. Immerse yourself into and enjoy every moment, bon amie, as you are already doing. I am there with you in spirit, remembering how much I loved the French countryside, the gentleness, the serenity, the calm, the beauty, the vivid colours mixed in with the softness.

    Thanks for sharing your first day with us. It’s truly made me smile, and made my day. Wonderful, warm and inspiring, as always.ReplyCancel

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