Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe” ~ Susan Cain
I imagine someday I will go into the light, then immediately see Saint Peter. I haven’t had time to check my hair or have my coffee but Pete says, “I’ve got a surprise for YOU!” Then he opens gold-guilded double doors and there’s MY family. Aye aye aye. The family. They all start talking at once. “How are the kids? Guess who’s dying next? Doesn’t Dad look awesome? We saw you do that ugly cry when you died! Don’t you love not having a body? Go talk to Grandpa…” I dash into a hallway and hiss to myself, “Oh my gaaawwd! I hate surprise parties!” Guy next to me in a red onesie with horns, takes a drag off his cigarette and on the exhale breaths out, “I ain’t God”.
Listen, I love all y’all (that’s plural “you” for those who don’t speak Okie). I do. I love my husband and the incredible bond we have as two people having one lifetime. But I need time alone. To say I’m enjoying my mornings alone in Paris immensely is understated. The introvert in me is being fed and watered every morning. The Husband leaves for school every morning and I am free to roam. I’ve logged 50 miles on foot in seven days just getting lost and found again.
I love the sound and bustle of the street markets, the absolute delight of a shopkeeper greeting me, the elderly men in their suits and hats, the women in dresses and Queen E jackets. I love the grime of the subway and the renewing signs of spring in the gardens. I love the art in the architecture. I simply love Paris. It is my heaven.
Allow my photos to take you on a stroll in the filtered light of Paris mornings.
The Definition of Street Art
Rue Cler Market Street
Alexandre III Bridge
Towers and Tops, Paris 7th
Bicycles for Rent on the Seine
A Chalky Walk
Louvre Lord and Lady
In Flight at the Tuileries
A Game of Chess?
‘Yellow Vests’ Training Camp?–at the Louvre
In the Shadows at the Louvre
Monsieur et Madame Français
Reflecting Old in New, Near Hotel de Ville
Signs of Fashion Week, at Deux Magots
A Peaceful Promenade, Tuileries looking toward the Louvre
Sky over the River Seine
Steam from Metro, Near Place de la Vendôme
Matching Sky and Domes, Grands Magazins of Paris 9th
All images copyrighted 2019