#VisDare 114: Prepared #WritersWednesday

On this far-away horizon we fly, age-old balloonists, at peace. I long thought, in the moonless nights, reading, dreaming, of those eons ahead of us - the universe 's infinity, the long journeys, our transformation, progressive, imperceptible, on the shores of time. Old-fashioned I am - we are - in the eyes of the past centuries, albeit not … Continue reading #VisDare 114: Prepared #WritersWednesday

#AtoZChallenge2015: Képi

Ah, le sable chaud... This incomparable military hat evokes La Légion, Jean Gabin, and so much of French lore, cinema... and military disasters! "The kepi (English pronunciation: /ˈkɛpiː/ or /ˈkeɪpiː/) is a cap with a flat circular top and a visor (American English) or peak (British English). Etymologically, the term is a loanword of the French képi, itself a re-spelled version of the Alemannic Käppi: a diminutive form of Kappe, meaning "cap". … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge2015: Képi