Vignettes

vi•gnette
vin-ˈyet/
noun
1. 
a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
2. 
a small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border.

“I spent two nights at the house of a Maquis (French resistance fighter). I have no recollection of how I got there, why I was by myself, what I was doing there, and how I got back. But I recall one scene vividly. I slept in his living room in my sleeping bag. Early in the morning he woke me up, handed me a shot of ‘eau de vie’ and said: “Arnold – pour ouvrrir les yeux!” (to open your eyes)

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