Bonjour, and hello again, my friends!
Since I last wrote I’ve been settling back in to life in Boston. I’ve moved in to my charming South End apartment, I’ve been visiting with friends and family, and I’ve even been doing a little bit of baking…
Inevitably people ask, “do you miss it?” And the answer is “yes, I do.” Just today I found a crumpled up metro ticket and I let out a sad sigh. However, I’m finding some of the comforts and beauties of Paris right here in Boston. Now I’d like to introduce a new chapter in my blog and share these thoughts and ideas with you! Read the rest of this entry »
For the past year I’ve called Paris my home. I’ve made friends, found my favorite markets, and favorite pastries. I know the streets and I can —just— squeak by with the language. I’ve gone to school and I’ve worked. I’ve even found my favorite pizza place.
Home is such a complex idea, because it’s so much more than where we live. I’ve loved coming home to my little apartment in the Marais, and yet, all year I’ve felt a little pang of something missing. Elise and I would talk about this often and I think I’ve finally put my finger on it. That something missing is home! My home in Boston… and everyone and everything that comes with it.
So as I stuff my bags with my Paris belongings, while at the same time stuffing my face with croissants… I feel ready to say goodbye to living in beautiful Paris. There’s no doubt I will miss the smell of bread baking, the impeccably dressed little French children, the old ladies riding bikes, and the men zooming down the street on their scooters while a cigarette dangles from their lips. I think “c’est pas possible” and “voila” will become permanent additions to my vocabulary. Paris will always be close to my heart.
So to celebrate this amazing year, I’ve made a little video. Please sing along with me as I bid adieu to this lovely city…
Au revoir, Paris!