To Paris With Love

A lovely post from a favorite Parisienne!

Paris: People, Places and Bling

Ile-de-France by Aristide Bonaventure Maillol (Photograph by Theadora Brack) Ile-de-France by Aristide Bonaventure Maillol at the Jardin des Tuileries (Photo: Theadora Brack)

By Theadora Brack

Paris will survive. The City of Light has been through thousands of years of barbarian invasions, plagues, religious wars, sieges, and Nazi occupations, and always comes through. In fact, the city’s heraldic symbol is a boat on waves surrounded by a motto that says something to the effect that no matter how rough it gets, she keeps on floating, “Fluctuat nec mergitur!” A 14th century mantra: “Tossed by the waves but never sunk!”

And Paris will keep on floating and cha-changing with the times.

My musician friends have already started spreading the word about their upcoming gigs in concerts halls, big and small, and parks, bars and cafés, too.

“The beat must go on,” my bass player friend Jeff wrote.

Les Trois Grâces at the Jardin des Tuileries (Photograph: Theadora Brack) Les Trois Grâces at the Jardin des Tuileries (Photo: Theadora Brack)

So this week, let’s…

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