17th of December: Un Ami


But everyone . . .
Everyone in the whole world
Has at least one friend.
Where did you find yours?


This is a French translation of ‘A Friend is Someone Who Likes You’ by Joan Walsh Anglund which is quite a sweet little poem in itself (although a touch too close to those photos-with-inspirational-messages that seem to be everywhere at the moment) but in French and with these cute illustrations this is a lovely book. It would be easy for this to be unbearably sentimental but somehow the effort of translating it from French (a language of which I have to dredge up from my schooldays) takes the saccharine edge off. Perhaps I am less stony-hearted and cynical than I think…


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s