Monday, December 03, 2007

Cow Blog for Mindy

I told Mindy I would share this story with all of you...

So, while we were in Paris, checking out various shops, sites and scenes, we came upon a carousel with really cool hand-carved, painted animals on it. The four of us who were touring Paris together hopped on for a ride at 1 Euro a piece (a cheap moment in Paris, to be sure.) I looked and looked for the animal who would invite me to ride. (You know you don't just HOP on any old animal on a carousel, now, do you? You ask them.)

Well, there were unicorns and horses of various colors. Bunnies. Ducks. Sheep. Goats. Coaches. Chariots. Chaise lounges. And... a lovely cow.

I told her I would like to ride her - not the white horse next to her. And would it be OK? I asked her if she minded because, well, the horses were a little snooty and the unicorn looked like everyone asked her. And I just thought that France having such lovely cheeses, that a carousel ride in Paris - HAD to be on a cow. "Si-Moo-plait?" I asked, politely.

She said, "well, you know my paint's worn a little thin and I've really had a up and down kinda day. I really haven't gotten very far along in life."

I suggested that maybe that was what life was like for everyone, whether or not they worked on a carousel.

She stared off into the distance. "I hadn't thought about it that way," she said. "And I guess I would like to do something else... But OK... hop on."


So we went for a twirl. And she and I had a lovely time. And she sends regards to Mindy.

Deb

16 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

That warms my heart Deb! Such true words you spoke to her. I am printing the photo of the 2 of you out if that is okay with you.

Now another reason why I would LOVE to go to Paris.

Deb said...

Oh, I don't think she will mind. And I don't either. :)
d

Cathy said...

Isn't it wonderful what we will do for our blogging friends, like sit on a cow in gay Paris? (is it ok to say that today - it doesn't look the same as saying it)

Waving to Mindy and Deb :)

St. Casserole said...

Mindy's cows are everywhere! I see them when I travel and while I am at home, too!

Moooo~

Sue said...

This is such a lovely cow encounter. And great pictures!!

DogBlogger said...

Oh, how sweet!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

~waves happily to Cathy~

Presbyterian Gal said...

*grabbing pen to begin screenplay*

I'm gonna call it "Cow Encounters of the French Kind"
or "I Love Paris with the Mooing"
or "The French Milk Collection"

What a cool picture. You are very nice to share this. Thank you.

God Junkie said...

what a beautiful and moooooo-ving testament to blog friends. Fun!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

The French Milk Connection...what a hoot!

Deb said...

This is the best... if I were drinking milk it would be coming out my nose FOR SURE.
:)
d

Wyldth1ng said...

Wacky. Truly Wacky.

SpookyRach said...

How cool!

randi---i have to say said...

This is so sweet!

Lorna said...

love it - what a gift to OUR mindy :)

you rock :) and the cow's pretty cute too :)

Lorna said...

fab