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cote d’azur, blackberries

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Matisse Museum, Nice, Cote d’Azur | Photo credits Capitan Lau Rios

Just got back from the Cote d’Azur with mes poules this weekend. The picture above is me in front of the Matisse Museum on a mountainside in Nice, France. It was gorgeous hot weather on Saturday and we spent much time basking, sun-giddy, dehydrated, undersleeped, and laughing so much. I’m always struck by how the light in the south of France makes everything look like a photograph from the 1970s that’s been sitting in an open album for years and years. When I was there with J. a few weeks back we snuck ticketless onto a train in Boulouris on a misty greygreen afternoon and then walked along the coast road to the Villa St. Anne, and the whole time I felt like I was ten again, smelling pollen and sea air and hearing Renaults passing, making that nice rushing sound cars make when they flash by you on a wet road.

Kurt Vile – Blackberry Song

This song is just how that kind of day feels. In case you’re keeping a spreadsheet of the songs I post on this blog and the varying sorts of sentimentality I attach to them, Kurt Vile always makes me nostalgic and painfulhappy (something I cultivate, for better or worse). Getting pricked when picking blackberries just makes it that much nicer when their tangy dark juice stains your lips.

Summer is coming!


Written by bellaheureuse

April 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm

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  1. one of the most pleasant posts yet. chapeau!

    liz rose

    April 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm

  2. i love kurt vile! and youuuuuu!


    April 15, 2010 at 5:43 am

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