The adventures of Colette and Godot

They fit perfectly into the hero’s journey. In fact, these two papillons were the heroes of my personal odyssey in many ways.

They taught me how to listen to the call to adventure, so we sailed across the Atlantic, venturing deep into the belly of the whale. I was terrified but Colette and Godot kept steady and let me know everything was going to be just fine. An ordeal, absolutely, but one we overcame as we made it safely to the other side of the pond.

We landed in Europe and off we went on our flying carpet. Colette and Godot went to 27 countries. Every once in awhile we traveled by train, plain or automobile but we preferred the flying carpet.

There were many challenges and so many people to meet and obstacles to overcome and so many cities to see I felt sensory overload ever now and then – and yet – Colette and Godot always advised me wisely.

We three were able to return with the elixir so Gigi and Gaston never need travel by train, plane or flying carpet. Gigi can chanel Toulouse-Lautrec and the carpet is still ready if they wish but they will stay in Italy because it acts like a balm and soothes the soul.

We’re all relieved. It was quite the odyssey; this search for home. This may not be the final destination but it sure feels like it…

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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