….. A concert last night celebrating the seasons in a magnificent stained glass cathedral erected nearly 800 years ago by a pious French monarch to house the Crown of Thorns ……. It all seems the stuff of fairy tales but it was amazing! The rich string music of Vivaldi, Albinoni and Pachelbel resounded with clarity as … Continue reading Sanctuary
…as in these bits and pieces of thoughts and observations while meandering …… * I decided to publish this beginning to what was a long post that somehow disappeared into the hades of cybertrash (where ever that resides) … needless to say, I forgot to keep tapping “Save Draft” as I went along …….. So …….. the … Continue reading random (adj): occurring without an identifiable pattern, plan, system, or connection
Click the link to view the correct format … this is a poem … Jardin du Luxembourg angst less sitting under sun and breeze calm in a park full of people being Continue reading As time goes by
And the gods said, Let there be sun … (Warning: This post is perilously close to a Sound of Music nomination ..) There I was walking along the Seine, returning from l’Institut du monde Arabe … in the distance sat Notre Dame, cloaked in all her majesty despite the overcast weather … when the skies … Continue reading Why oh why do I love Paris ?
one of the fundamental things … And that despite the fact that I arrived to rain, was seriously sleep deprived … and forgot that half of the travelling world also wants to visit Paris in May ! (I’ve never seen so many people in my life crowded into one space as the plaza in front of Notre … Continue reading Paris … As time goes by, it remains …
A long day of buses, ticket lines, uncomfortable airport seats, cardboard sandwiches and expensive beer … almost 11 hours into my trip and I still haven’t boarded the plane …. But not to despair, I have brother Fred’s MP3 player which he gave me loaded with Edith Piaf, Ella and the Thin Man … life … Continue reading the jet plane that doesn’t leave …
2015 — the 100th birthday of Edith Piaf and 200 years since Jean Valjean finished serving 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread (very french) and several escape attempts (… it’s a long Misérable story) And now, it’s also just six days until lift-off of Air Transat … high excitement mixed with fluttering … Continue reading 100 years … 200 years … 6 days