It took a while to grow on me. The quiet aquamarine of warm waters and coarse gold sand sifts distant memories of Los Angeles through my fingertips. The soft pastel colors of the apartments are sun-washed to chalky whites. Windows gracefully draped with lacy iron balconies, hanging plants, and half-naked men smoking cigarettes. The graceful curves in the arch of their backs flow into the … Continue reading Snapshot: Barcelona
Le matin The music. The glorious music. How it resounds throughout the building, deafening, thunderous chords rolling out in waves from the organ. Voices waft eerily up into the cold curving space, intricate as the breaths of angels. Now one understands why Handel, and Mozart, and Fauré wrote like they did. It was music meant for this cathedral, for these cool vaulted stone arches, for … Continue reading Faith, Lust, and Philosophy (Normandy in a day)
Every morning I’m in a hurry to catch the L train into St. Lazare. And every morning on the way to the Sèvres-Ville d’Avray station I pass a little boy heading east on the other side of the street. Hustling along at my newly acquired Paris-sprint-trot, he and his mom and little brother simply blur into the multitude of faces on my morning commute as … Continue reading Fear (Sèvres)
“La gare” [train station] is quickly becoming my new favorite word. Something about the push and pull, the rush to the platform followed by the slow drawn out wait for the train as anticipation licks our lips. The promise of travel, the glimpse of new worlds, new pictures, new places far beyond the high vaulted, metal-laced glass ceiling, somewhere out beyond the silent sentinel of the … Continue reading Rescue
I have a long story to tell so it will have to travel to you in bits and pieces. It’s a story that’s still shaping me today and will probably influence me for a good while longer. For the moment let’s be satisfied with three things: le métro, le Skype, and un coeur brisé… This past summer was intensely beautiful. Thanks to coincidental connections from … Continue reading Hello world!