Yes, that’s it in ONE… the SIMPLE charm. To live in the French countryside is to live with all your senses heightened. Many times while out walking, I’ll often find that, unknowingly, I’ve passed a fruit tree & I’m not kidding you, the aroma of that fruit makes me stop dead in my tracks & double back, grab a piece of fruit, hold it tenderly up to my nose & enjoy its delectable scent, before taking a big juicy bite. I’ve never had the scent of fruit order my steps back before, as if to proudly say, “C’est délicieux, non?” And yet, it happens all the time to me here! I’ll be struck from my dreamy state by an aroma so deliciously inviting… I follow it.
It’s just one of the many simple charms of French country life.