Tales from the Road 3

Paul Gauguin Watermill in Pont Aven 1894

Paul Gauguin Watermill in Pont Aven 1894

Our first stop – Rouen. Famous holiday home of French Impressionists Monet, Gauguin, Pissarro and others. For those of you struggling with your dream, Gauguin may inspire you. He lost his job as a stockbroker in the recession of 1882! So he thought he might give his painting hobby a try. He went to Rouen because of its popularity with other painter friends and as there were rich merchants living there who might buy his work – they didn’t. He had to leave Rouen after 10 months because he could no longer afford to support himself and his family. But he continued to paint. Somehow he survived and his beautiful paintings have also survived as a legacy of his life. Imagine if your dream was, like Gauguin’s painting, something that ultimately enriched the world.

Wouldn’t it be selfish not to pursue it?

Beefy Roy's Street

Beefy Roy's Street...

Old half-timbered house Rouen

Old half-timbered house Rouen

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2 Responses to Tales from the Road 3

  1. Jennifer Conaty says:

    Is that Beefy Roy in the picture? 😉

  2. Mairead says:

    Well I’m not sure…. But it seems likely….

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