Reading Julie Parenteau…haibun

Reading Julie Parenteau, Femme Cherche  Homme Aimant le Meutre

(C)Clr’9-10-16

The train moved faster trying to make up for a late departure. She leans her head on the window and watches all the colours of the season embracing her like an old woolen shawl…the one GrandMaman used to wear. The skies are grey and the fall colours flash even more through the mist of the pouring rain.

This is a time to bundle up on a comfy couch or chair and read a book. She turns the page on the mystery novel “Femme Cherche Homme aimant le Meutre” she started reading at the station. The author, Julie Parenteau begins the first page with a jolt inciting the reader to read more, more, more…unfortunately she must read slowly. When she reads in French, she has to sound out each word to understand properly and she sure doesn’t want to miss anything her new favourite Quebec author has written.

Language is so different written from spoken and she learned French on the streets. She had not read a French novel in a while her last one was « Sur le Seuil » by Patrick Senécal, another Québécois writer. His writing affects the reader like Stephen King does…no kidding! And she remembers finding this a real page turner.

After about twenty pages, she usually gets into a different mindset and falls into the world of the author where she no longer notices what language she is reading. How she likes when that happens…her curiosity and love of words take over as well as a thrilling plot!

The muffled sound of the train whistling as it passes through small towns, caught her attention and she looks out on the fields. It is late in the season and she notices the perfectly round bales of hay sitting in the meadow, waiting to bed their new home for the winter.

Mesmerized
A panorama of autumn
Slipping away
from a rear view seat
Nature bids farewell

© Tournesol’19-10-16

If you are interested in reading Julie’s newly published novel, check it out at Indigo, Amazon, Archambault and Renaud Bray. Also look up Julie’s Facebook page to get to know more about this talented writer.

https://www.facebook.com/Julie-Parenteau-auteure-279004306368883/.

2 Replies to “Reading Julie Parenteau…haibun”

  1. We are having cooler days on and off now. High today is barely 70 but the weekend promises 90’s again. There is no fall color just the sunburned grasses except where there is irrigation. I have been reading for the last several months as the breathing problem precluded much activity. Doctors haven’t figured out what is causing that issue but have found a thyroid goiter with nodules, excessive damage from acid reflux and the good news is no cancer or blood clots.

    Your words had me gently swaying and imagining I was there on the train with you engulfed in a book, also. Namaste, Janice

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    1. Thank you so much for your response, Janice! How confusing the weather is out there in Austin! Wow! Good news with no cancer but I hope they find out about the breathing problem. I think I have heard for some persons with chronic respiratory problems also struggle with reflux…Let me know how you’re doing. Email me tournesoldansunjardin@gmail.com Namaste 🙏

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