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Deja Vu

As much as I like exploring new parts of Paris, I also have my favorite routes. These  tend to be the ones I  take Sawyer for medium-length outings. Two of our standard walks are to Parc Monceau and to the Tuileries, and I have discovered that I see some of the same people at these places from one week to the next.  This is not surprising, of course- one would find the same thing at home.  I guess it delights me here because I crave the familiar in a world that so often feels new and, at times, strange.

Remember these dear friends I clandestinely snapped back in December?  Guess who was there today, on the same bench?

The man on the right reads the newspaper aloud to his friend on the left.  What a gift he gives to him.  I wonder how often they come, and for how long they have been doing it?   It’s such a beautiful picture of friendship.

I saw these guys playing boule at the Tuileries a week or so ago.  They were in the same spot this week.  I bet they love it.  No, I don’t have a thing for older men.  Why do you ask?

School is back in session at the Cordon Bleu, thank goodness.  We almost had to resort to store-bought cookies for our sweet fix.  Lookie what came to our house.

passion fruit tart

It was as good as it looked.  And then today there was this little lovely: Jamaica Cake.  Tres yummy.

Jamaica Cake

I have been having some adventures, but haven’t had time to write about them yet.  This weekend Mark and I are going to the town of Beaune, in Burgundy, to see what charms it offers.  I will report back.

I leave you with this picture of the afternoon sun on my street, as seen from  my bedroom window.  I am liking January more than I thought I would.


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