Foolish Things


“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

Sidonie Gabrielle ColetteParis

Sidonie Gabrielle Collette was born on January 28, 1873.  She was destined to become a famous French novelist who would write over 50 novels and scores of short stories.  She would become a member of the Belgian Royal Academy in 1935, president of the Académie Goncourt in 1949, a Chevalier (in 1920) and Grand Officier of the Légion d’honneur in 1953.   High honours, indeed!  This week will be dedicated to a woman who was outrageous, courageous and audacious.

Collette once said “What a wonderful life I’ve had!  I only wish I’d realized it sooner.”   Perhaps that is the greatest takeaway of all.  Celebrate life – the sooner the better.