Colette is my cousin; her grandfather and my grandmother were brother and sister. It was lovely to read all the entries in her guestbook. She has left her fingerprint on all of us. Colette was the boss of Colette and so much more. She always rallied with her humor and wit even on her bad days which she always kept in check. Colette was a very private person yet somehow it was so easy to divulge your private thoughts to her. She was a collector of thoughts and she gave her advice freely. She was always sure to tell you to take her advice with a grain of salt but….
I am at a loss for words as to how I feel at the moment. Somehow I know Colette would gladly step in and punctuate for me. Colette was a lover of literature and quotes. Her amazing character traits set her apart from others. Each time we lose someone dear to us our world shrinks a bit at first but then gradually starts to fill up again. I think Colette would agree its better that way.
I've pulled a few quotes that remind me of Colette.
• “She lacks the indefinable charm of weakness.”
• “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”
• “Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.”
• “When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.”
• “Somebody's boring me. I think it's me.”
• “Mr. Duffy lived a short distance from his body.”
• “Shut your eyes and see.”
I could go on and on but in Colette's words I hear ….. Let's let it end now Anne…