Sunday, April 29, 2012

Inspiration from Z

Inspiration from Zee End

(This was posted Sunday afternoon, because I'll be on an airplane on Monday and the schedule-ma-thingy isn't working for me on Blogger.)

I'm not poking fun at The French, but it's hard for them to say the "th" sound. Apparently, it's one of those sounds, like rolling R's that should be learned from a young age. Anywho, pretty much anyone who has tried to do a French accent knows to do the Z's on Th's.

So this is zee end. We are flying home to France from zee USA today. It's zee end of the Blogging A to Z Challenge. Soon it will be zee end of our time in France and we'll be moving.

Every book and story has an end. Sometimes, we are left hoping for a sequel. Sometimes, zee ending is complete. Sometimes, it's a happy ending. Sometimes, it's a dramatic sad ending. Sometimes, we know zee ending before zee beginning (yes, Star Wars, I'm thinking of you). Sometimes, zee ending is inevitable (Titanic).

We can think of endings like death and dread them a bit, holding on to zee shreds of what was. As sad as it may be, endings should be embraced. Ending one chapter, starting another.

I love zee ending of zee Chronicles of Narnia, the last paragraph of THE LAST BATTLE. "But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before."    

It's been great to meet folks through zee Blogging A to Z. I'll be surfing the list for a couple more weeks, I think! Hope we can continue on to the next chapter together.


  1. Wait... zee end of your time in France?! Say it ain't so?! Where will you be moving?

    1. We're looking at moving back to the USA next spring. sigh. We love France, but it feels like it's time. We love the USA too!

  2. Beautiful post and I love your theme. I'm sorry I didn't find your blog until the last day! Congratulations of finishing the A to Z.

  3. Congrats on completing the challenge!