At the Orsay we saw countless works by Van Gogh and other Impressionists. I took way too many 'pictures of pictures' as AR and Chris informed me more than once. I realize I could just buy a book or postcards of all this incredible art work but it just wouldn't have been as satisfying. Taking the pictures was kind of like pinching myself to be sure I was really there, looking at the originals.
My blog's title originated in July 2004 as I was preparing to send my then 16 year old daughter to Annecy, France as an exchange student. It was to be a 10 and 1/2 month separation that I was sure I could not endure. BUT, thanks to the internet and blogging I survived her adventures outside of our 'nest'. Once she returned, I thought of changing the title but realized that 10 and 1/2 Months was a fitting description of the cycle of my teaching life too. Now that I am retired the days and months have much less structure but the title remains out of nostalgia for my teaching days.