I photographed this painted sundial on the side of a house whilst waiting for the bus to Carcassonne.
There are some good photos of French sundials, or cadrans solaires, right here- and we have been thinking of painting one on our village house (post new render) over front door as is traditional over there.
Today, for no particular reason, I decided to translate what I correctly guessed was an Occitan quote. “Las que passoun tournoun pas mai”
It means “Those (hours) that pass will not come back”
As I translated, I shivered, every hair stood on end, and a portentious light bulb flashed.
OK, now I am officially stitched up; the feeling that I had better stop procrastinating and push forward this move to France is getting overwhelming.
I have been experiencing Signs and Portents for days and we all know what Signs & Portents lead to ( see second blog post in archives- June 2010).
I have spent years retraining myself to believe that our fates rest entirely in our own hands.
I am going have to back-track on that………………..