I must say, though, that while the raindrops make for interesting photos, I'd just as soon do my Paris-fantasizing rain-free. . .
he latest Paris posting from a young woman who has followed her dream of an ex-pat life. The dream has become manifest, but with a twist (think of A Tale of Two Cities -- Erin's an ex-pat in London, not Paris, as she first planned). Lately, Erin's dedicated her energies to career, to the commuting required to maintain a long-distance marriage, and to some ferociously brave and thoughtful blogging about mental health, so the Paris postings have been terribly thin on the ground and I've missed them. But she posted one again the other day, and it's so well-written, so attentively and insightfully observed, and so honest about the gap between the expectations we have of a place and our experience when in it. . . Go visit, tell her I said "Hi!"
Back to my waiting now. Feel free to distract me, in the comments below. . .