Les offres de la vie – Offers from Life

The week after I return from my Book Writing Retreat 2014 Barra de Navidad, I share in my French class a short homework assignment that uses French vocabulary for “offering, accepting, and refusing”. Mine turns out to be a poetic piece, which I come up with while lounging one day on the Mexican – Barra de Navidad beach.

(French original and English translation)

Les offres de la vie

La vie nous offre des choix :
vivre; ou mourir;
faire quelque chose avec elle; ou passer à côté.
Nous pouvons accepter les choix
et l’offre de la vie,
ou nous pouvons les refuser
et croire que nous n’en avons aucun.
Mais ce qui sera, sera.
Généralement, l’acceptation des choix offerts
nous donne plus de contentement
que leur refus.

French Poetry Inspiring Barra de Navidad Beach

French Poetry Inspiring Barra de Navidad Beach

Offers from Life

Life offers us choices:
to live; or to die;
to do something with it; or to squander it.
We can accept the choices
and the offer of life,
or we can refuse them
and believe that we don’t have any.
But whatever will be, will be.
Generally, acceptance of the offered choices
gives us more contentment
than their refusal.

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