Day 31

StatueThank you so much to all of you that have been sending positive vibes towards my family.  I have to admit that I was pretty scared when I got the call from my dad that no one could reach my mom.  I feared the worse, but can once again be thankful for whoever seems to protect the ones I love.  My mom has a history of health concerns and bad falls, so I still fear the day that I get that call that it is over.  But today is not that day.

So, I’ve got this nervous energy, and I’m doing what seems logical to me.  I went down to Notre Dame to light a candle for my mom and my dad because he is always so strong.  Not only did he get the sense something was wrong, but he acted on it and rescued my mom.  Besides that he is taking care of my life at home so I can do what I am doing today.  I am beyond thankful for his selflessness.  I wish I could find a way to repay him.

Today was kind of odd.  I woke up ready to go, so I went over to my favorite boulangerie to get my baguette.  I’ve learned not to wait till Monday to get a baguette, because they probably won’t be open.  I dropped it off at my place then was back on my way.

While walking through Place des Vosges yesterday, I met an artist, and she recommended I come down to Montparnasse for the art fair.  Being the lover of art fairs that I am, I went.  For some reason the sun and humidity were really getting to me today.  It was only 85, but I was dying.  I found some refuge in the Montparnasse Cemetary.  I saw on the map that I could find Jean Paul Sartre and Man Ray.  Finding graves in such a condense cemetery is not easy.  Just as I was about to give up, I finally found Man Ray.  That seems to happen a lot.  I always wonder if I gave up sooner, would I find what I am looking for faster?  Probably not.

Ready for some beverage and caloric energy, I found a restaurant right across from Montparnasse.  Tajines seem to be all the rage lately, so I finally had a meal cooked in one.  My lunch started with a sampler plate of unique items I’d never had before.  My favorite was the fried wonton in the middle and the potatoes.  Then the tajine came out with steaming duck and figs.  On the side you can see the couscous.

I felt so beat after lunch that I gave in and just came home for a nap.  After feeling a little more rested, I went back out for dessert.  Kind of a relaxed Sunday.

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