Saturday, June 22, 2013

Me: "Is this Heaven?" MH: "It's Provence."

Looking out our hotel window in Gordes France
Chances are, if you're a fan of the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams," you immediately understand the meaning of my post title today.
MH and I just spent a magical week in France with 4 nights spent in the small Provencal hilltop village of Gordes.
During these 4 days we explored Gordes and many other beautiful villages of Provence. Sometimes, as we walked the old stone streets with the flowers blooming all around us and a mountainous green background behind us, the beauty was so spectacular I'd feel like crying. I'd be in awe, look out at the sky, and say "Thank you God."
I would sometimes see a sight so beautiful that I simply couldn't grasp words adequate to express my feelings. So I'd simply look at MH and ask, "Is this Heaven?" On cue, he'd look at me and smile and say, "It's Provence." I'd then say "Provence? I could have sworn this was heaven."
Field of Dreams
Ray Kinsella: Is there a heaven?
John Kinsella: Oh yeah. It's the place where dreams come true.
[Ray looks around, seeing his wife playing with their daughter on the porch]
Ray Kinsella: Maybe this is heaven.



 Au revoir, Mitty


  1. I am certain the Good Lord designed Heaven after Provence. :)



  2. I was Googling "confit pots" this evening and found your wonderful blog. I can't wait to read more. :)