The Paris and Normandy Diaries: Day Five (Falaise, Paris)

We walk from the metro to the restaurant and Paris looks especially beautiful. The sun won't set for hours, but it's like a prolonged magic hour. The way the streets are angled allows the sun to warm the buildings and sidewalks with an amber glow. We approach the fork in the road where the restaurant sits.

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The Paris and Normandy Diaries: Days Three and Four (Giverny, Lisieux, Caen, Bayeux, St. Honorine-de-Ducy)

Days three and four: Giverny, Lisieux, Caen, Bayeux, St. Honorine-de-Ducy.

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The Paris and Normandy Diaries: Days One and Two

Days one and two: Paris, Neuilly, Giverny (briefly).

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The Weeklies: May 19 - 25

In winter the well was dry, so I wondered: why now? Was it listening to Albin de la Simone on repeat? Was it the texture of herbs under my fingers as I chopped them? Or maybe the smell of the lemon zest? (Something that comes to life by scratching a surface?) Was it still the quiet restraint of "Mrs. Dalloway"? 

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Tabby (Or, The Accidental Cat)

"Be careful," my mother said as I put down a bowl of milk for him, and sat down on the concrete of the carport. I spent a lot of time trying crouched down, meowing, hand outstretched, to the cats that crossed the yard. They usually ignored me or an in the other direction. This cat seemed to need me. His cries were so desperate. 

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The Weeklies: May 12 - 18

That evening I paced across the rug in the living room through a dense cloud of my thoughts. Do you ever feel as though you are just...waiting? Like you are paused watching something far away grow close, but you can't tell if it's good or bad, and you can only stand and wait?

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The Weeklies: May 5 - May 11

If you don't nail down the holidays, hold tight to the warm evenings and baton down the sunny afternoons, you'll lose it all in an August windstorm. I'm never as strategic as I would like. Some summer Fridays pass by and all I do is binge watch TV. Every May I scroll past the weeks on my calendar saying things like: Bermuda, Montreal, New Orleans. It never happens. 

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The Weeklies: April 28 - May 4

Thinking back, this was a week of two things: friends and weather. I had many dinners and drinks in all my favorite places, and as I commuted I pulled my jacket collar over my neck. Sure, there were brief moments of sun and warmth but I only experienced them on my ten minute lunch breaks. It rained quite often. 

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