Monday, October 13, 2008

Oui, Allo de Paris

Super quick update, mes amis: Jason's internet isn't working and this public one is (ahem) expensive and the keyboard is an adventure unto itself...

The flight was pretty horrific but made worth it because, oh my gosh! I'm in Paris! We're staying in Bougival, a very pretty little town in the GPA. I asked today and it'll take about an hour by bus and M├ętro to get to my first stop = Shakespeare and Company, which is near Notre Dame. I haven't been homesick (wishing everyone were in Jerusalem with me is not homesick behaviour) until I started walking around Bougival and the Seine: the leaves golden and green and deep red crunching under my feet, that wonderful smell you only get in the autumn (and I'm pretty sure it's most concentrated in Creemore), the crisp air in the brilliant sunshine. Yeah, I love Jerusalem but it doesn't have these things representing my favourite time of year like Paris does. And, really, that's OK because Jerusalem has its own brand of charm that I'm sure I'll ache for just as I ache right now for pumpkin pie.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paris sounds wonderful! I imagine it has changed since I was there in 1983 and 1985 - so long ago!

Interested to hear about your horrific flight.

Thinking of you and Jason in Paris - have lots and lots and lots of fun! Love to you both. Looking forward to hearing all about your trip. Love always, Mom

Sherlock said...

Wow - you are having such awesome adventures I am thoroughly jealous!

The Creemore landscape says hi

Tara