“Paris is always a good idea.”
– the internet would like to believe this quote is by Audrey Hepburn*
It’s been a while since I updated, hasn’t it? And definitely for some of those weeks I didn’t have a good excuse, but I’d like to believe a spontaneous trip to Paris is a good enough excuse for a least a couple of them, isn’t it?
How cliché! A spontaneous trip to Paris to “find myself” – well, not really find myself, but at least learn new things about myself. Specifically, how brave I am to travel alone. And what it feels like to be in the French culture for two weeks.
1.) Despite the romantic idea of writing in little French cafés, I can’t actually sit still for very long when I’m in Paris. There’s so much to see! Writing had to wait till I got home.
2.) I am perfectly capable of travelling independently. But sometimes it was more nerve-wracking than I thought it would be. Also, I learned a lot about what it means to feel “alone,” and how to manage this very human feeling. A worthwhile experience, don’t you think?
And now… some pictures! Just a few to give you an idea:
First, a very famous place for us bookish folks – The Shakespeare & Company Bookstore: Then the house of Victor Hugo: And finally, a pic of me taking refuge from the spring rain in a random art gallery in Montmartre!
That’s it for now! Hope you all had a nice spring. 🙂
*note: I can’t really find a good source proving this quote is actually originally by Audrey Hepburn, but if anyone can point me the way to one, I’d love it. It does sound like the sort of thing she’d say, doesn’t it?
UPDATE: Paris is always such a good idea that I wrote a whole novella about it! Check it out: Paris in Clichés
8 responses to “Paris is Always a Good Idea”
Welcome back Harma!
Ugh, I’ve been horribly negligent with the blogging, haven’t I?
I do know the oppressive sensation of feeling like I should be writing more, but not to worry Harma! Your journies should invigorate and enhance your future writing! I think it’s all for the better. 🙂
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It comes from the movie she starred in with Humphrie Bogart, “Sabrina”. There was a remake in the 90s with Harrison Ford , Julia Ormond, and Greg Kinnear. My preference is the remake. I LOVE the movie. One of my favorites.
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