there is a delicate relationship between gaurdienne and tenant in france.
when i first showed up in my new building the gaurdienne
shook her head and made disappointed clucking noises:
"elle a beaucoup des choses, beaucoup, beaucoup"
ouais, je sais.
after unloading i said thank you in portuguese
(her native language).
two weeks later, we're like two peas in a pod.
friday night i came home to these flowers next to my door.
when i thanked her, she laughed and said
she bet that i wish they were from someone else
(i guess she was implying a suitor?).
oh, and the third is my budding crystal collection.