By Judy Berman
The city’s energy and soul: its people, its art. After viewing Claude Monet’s massive murals of water lillies in Musee de L’Orangerie, we stopped at Jardin des Tuileries. There, we relaxed on deck chairs by a fountain, and drank in our surroundings: the statues, children playing, and plump pigeons pecking the crumbs left by visitors’ lunches.
“I loved the city. We were anonymous, and even then I had the sense that cities were yielding; that they moved over and made room.” (Sheridan Hay, The Secret of Lost Things)
“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live. “ (Irish proverb)
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Video: Movie clip from “A Man and a Woman” (un homme et une femme). This is music I often hum when I think of France.