Friday, January 23, 2015

Paris on my mind


I’ve been thinking of Paris a lot these weeks. Along with the rest of the world, I was horrified, saddened and struck in the gut by the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks. Somehow Paris seems like the kind of place that’s immune to such ugly acts.

I’ve also been floored, on a personal note, that it’s been four years since I came home. Six years since I went over. Six years ago, I was packing and preparing to move to Paris. Incredible.

I also saw a House Hunters International episode (ah, the benefits of being at home on maternity leave! Daytime TV!) in which a woman was moving from Maryland to Paris. All the street footage made me pine for a visit, and a peek inside the apartments made me remember my own whirlwind real estate tour.

So while I’m clinging to my last days of maternity leave, and my head and heart are firmly here in Brooklyn, I can’t help but let my spirit drift across the ocean from time to time, to check in with the dream of Paris.

7 comments:

  1. Check in with you dreams with great frequency and share it with us! I can't wait for bebe's first trip to Paris. Awwww. Imagine the little tiny Chat Noir tshirt! Xx

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  2. My heart went back to Paris too. Terrorism is not the answer. How can they think it is?

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  3. I have been doing the same thing .. in a way.
    I am selling my house to move to something I like better, in a place I like better but not Paris , not Buenos Aires. I daily dream and remember the ordinary days, walking to bakeries, sitting in the parks and people watching, the smiles and gentleness of the people. I am so very homesick for it all.

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  4. Your pains aux chocolat picture made me very hungry. I also miss Paris. I used to travel to Paris twice or 3 times a year while my mother was alive, to visit her. I did that for decades (flew maybe there 60 times plus) but now that she is gone I don’t go as often, maybe every other year. We went last May but I don’t think we’ll go this year. I get so homesick that I read all the blogs talking about Paris.

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  5. Your comments make me happy - and make me realize how Paris just gets under your skin like no other city. I hope you call continue to hold the City of Light close to your hearts.

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  7. There you’re not experiencing reality. You believe that you are free as a bird and you want to fly away…

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