Good olive oil, tea infusions of French Vervain, fresh chives from the garden, and flowers on the table. I learned a lot about living well from my brief time living in Provence.
"Depending upon one's vocabulary, it is facile enough to speak of karma or atavism or even extrasensory memory. For me, there was no need to draw on this well of casual semantics, to recognize Aix from my own invisible map of it. I already knew where I was." --M.F.K. Fisher in "Map of Another Town"