L'abeille - The bee. This black lacquered sign was once posted on the door of a French store. Long a symbol of French royalty, the bee was the model for the fleur de lys. Later, Napoleon chose the bee as his personal symbol.
I purchased this sign in September at the brocante in Chatou. On November 5th - the day after the American presidential election - I will draw a reader's name, then send the sign to the winner via La Poste.
To enter your name for the giveaway, simply leave a one-sentence comment about hope, esperance, esperanza..
And this is one of the most hopeful stories I've ever read.