Que penser d’un aveu qui n’ose s’exprimer?



Another of those old postcards from the correspondence between my grandfather and this young woman his family hosted during World War One and with whom he must have had a relationship (that was before he met my grandmother in case you’re wondering).

The text on the picture says:

Que penser d’un aveu qui n’ose s’exprimer,
Sinon que votre coeur est tout près de m’aimer !


Which can be translated as: “What to think of a confession that dares not to express itself, except that your heart is ready to love me!”



About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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