Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury- to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
When I see people running for shelter when it's raining, I laugh a little. Rain feels so stinkin' good! My hair gets all curly and it feels like something is tickling your skin and every nerve you have. Why would you wanna get away from it?
Le petit-dejeuner is French for breakfast. The French eat breakfast quite early in the morning, soon after the sun has risen. Typically, they have a light breakfast with a hot drink. There's usually no cooking involved.