Paris by Night, walking in Paris,
A few days ago I started writing on this post, this morning it became urgent to post this short story of my last visit to Paris………….
I was given the best birthday present ever….TIME… on my own.. in Paris!!!.
I had no obligations, I woke up whenever I wanted, I ate when I wanted and definitely no dinner preparations, those things I do in my everyday life in Bangkok.
I was wandering the streets of Paris, enjoying the museums and the several hours I spent at the cinema. I met up with friends which is always so lovely, but mostly I spent my time home.
At this amazing place where the light is beautiful day and night, just to sit by the immense verandah window, even work gets easy.
This time I unfortunately had workers right outside my windows, fixing the buildings quite old facade, but they were extremely discreet, so I hardly sensed their presence, so I couldn’t this time see the beautiful view from my window. The view over Seine and île Saint Louis and Notre Dame with the colours of autumn red and yellow. I only saw the sky, but that isn’t half bad.
I cycled around the city as often as I could, passing the garden of Luxembourg, which smelled of fresh autumn wind and soon of winter cold.
The magic of Paris for some people is: (including me) “Between dawn and dusk”, the magical light just before night falls and then again just before a new day awakes.
Today people are not wandering the streets of Paris and embracing the beauty of the City. People are not enjoying a coffee or a late brunch at the local terrace, people are not visiting the museums or enjoying a film at the cinema, people are devastated, sad and angry, but people are strong and they will not give into terror and they will not fear. Today may be dark but tomorrow there will be light again. Paris Je t’aime ♥