Thursday, October 16, 2014

A sensible attitude.





The fields at the top of the ridge freshly ploughed and ready for sowing . We head off to the stream. Bob trots by my side. Sophie can be seen pouncing on invisible threats in the long grass. They fish, ineptly, in the water. Stealth is not a PON characteristic.

To the cheese lady for some Salers and some Roquefort. Bob and Sophie each get a tiny sliver of Roquefort. Bob makes it clear he would like to stay in the cheese shop and live with the cheese lady. He is 'encouraged' to leave.

In the evening the Very Old Farmer comes to the gate. He's been offered chemotherapy but has refused. "If they could guarantee the treatment would make me live to a hundred and ten I'd do it ". He has two ( large ) glasses of Montagny, three quarters of a plate of bruschetta and a ( very ) large slice of mandarin bombe. Not for us to say but his attitude seems very sensible. 

Here's some Thursday morning Tchaikovsky : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP85T2s7o7o3


14 comments:

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  2. The Very Old Farmer still has his judgement intact, it would seem.

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  3. With no guarantee of reaching one hundred and ten and the possible side effects of chemo, enjoying “very old age” with wine, food and good company (from you and “The Font” and others in your village like Madame Bay) sounds like a very wise choice to me!

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  4. A wise old gentleman indeed. His still appetite still intact too!
    The word 'cheese' is sufficient for Merlin to impersonate Fred Astaire.
    x

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  5. That cheese does look very tempting.
    I agree, a very wise Old Farmer

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  6. Hats off the the Very Old Farmer. May his life be rich and happy and full of delicious cheese. Way to go!

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  7. I also respect and understand the decision of the very old Farmer. I hope he has the support of his family for it.

    I think I agree with Bob -- I could live with the cheese lady too, or the baker, it would be hard to decide!

    A a lovely and perfect piece of music at the start of a cloudy, foggy day.

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  8. I think the Very Old Farmer has the right attitude. Enjoy the drink and food, live for the moment.

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  9. Good company (dogs and humans), good wine, good food (especially a large slice of mandarin bombe) offer the best palliative care in the world!! Your kindness is beautiful:)

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  10. If you have the opportunity, please tell the Very Old Farmer that he has many fans cheering him on – many from around the globe, this one from Vancouver, BC, remembering her very own very olds. That he still has the appetite for such delights is wonderful. I agree with Anonymous completely and say "Ditto" to that.

    PON-like, I am still hoping... for a photo of a slice of the Mandarin Bombe.

    Vancouver Barbara

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  11. My very best to the VOF... Sounds like the best choice. Can't beat, good food, good wine and good friends.!

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