Do you see this statue? Do you recognize it? I keep looking at it in my file of pictures and wondering where it’s from. I took the picture – but where? Was it Rennes or Rouen? Caen or Cannes? Nantes or Nice? Saint Malo or Saint Tropez? I’ve tried Googling various key words to see if I can locate it. No luck. I think it might be from Normandy or Brittany, since roses don’t do too well in the south of France.
Today’s expression, passer à la trappe (passay ah lah trap) means to be forgotten or ignored. Une trappe is a trap door. It’s as though someone’s opened a trap door and dropped something in a deep hole and slammed the door on it. Boom. Forgotten. I know I should have written down where the photo was taken, but I had no intention to open the trap door of my memory and drop this picture through the hole. Every time I look at the picture, I think that look of hers is censorious. She’s not too pleased that I’ve forgotten her. Can you help me retrieve my memory? Merci d’avance.