Today is the day I leave for Paris!
Obviously, sleep is not an option.
I haven't even packed yet
(Miss Procrastinator over here).
You can see my travel trajectory
through the illustrations above.
I'll be eating macarons
til the cows come home.
I'll see Paris through a Polaroid
and a little yellow Holga
(a digital camera, too).
To Montmartre I will go
with some semblance of style
and a dash of je ne sais quoi.
I will blush at my own inability
to make French sound pretty
(Parisians, please forgive me).
I'll drink champagne whilst
watching the Eiffel Tower light up.
I'll get lost in little shops
full of uniquely Parisian things.
Most of all, though,
I will just let myself Be in Paris.
I'll be away from today until May 10th, soaking in the rain in Paris (really, rain & thunderstorms are in the forecast every single day) and visiting many a patisserie & boulangerie.
I think I'll wish that I had a pair of galoshes for this trip ... but, oh, rain in Paris is supposed to be a lovely thing. I shan't worry about my foot attire. I'll worry about how to pronounce Arrondissement and how to say, "may I take a photo?".
Well, mes ami, I bid myself a bonne voyage and I'll see you sometime after the 10th of May - with a box full of macarons & a suitcase full of souvenirs.
with overwhelming joy,