Musings and Amusings

Tell us about times in which you linger — when you don’t want an event, or a day to end. What is it you love about these times?

I’d linger almost anywhere in Paris.


One warm, spring Sunday morning, well before the residents had begun to stir, Coco and I set out to explore the Marais neighborhood, first settled in the 13th century. We came upon a small enclosed park, with a playground including climbing apparatus and a merry-go-round, at the back of a modest-size church. We walked through the gate and sat on one of the benches under a tree, planning to stay for just a moment.

Then we watched as, one by one, four families – couples each with young children – entered the park from several entrances. They greeted each other warmly, and the children raced to the merry-go-round with chatter of excitement. The last, elegantly dressed couple to enter the park – the woman carrying her baby dressed in a flowing cream-white gown – were obviously the reason the others had gathered.

As they called to their children and slowly made their way into the church, I wished we could join them – lingering to witness the christening to come.





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  3. Sounds beautiful. I love early architecture it has such presence. Definitely a location to add to my list!

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  8. librarylady said:

    Ah, to linger in Paris. You were lucky to happen onto a little slice of life in a foreign land.

    • Yes, it was a very special Sunday with my friend, Coco. We must have wandered 10 miles that day! Thank you so much for visiting.

  9. Seaurchin said:

    I use to ‘get in trouble’ for lingering too long at the ocean’s edge when it was time to leave our beach vacations. We love the ocean. I loved watching my kids enjoy the ocean waves, helping them look for shells & whatever else the ocean might churn up, fishing, playing on the beach with them…..

    • Seaurchin – I remember shortly after I first met you, you were on your way to a beach vacation. I bet your kids will carry memories with them to adulthood of those times they shared with you. There is something so reassuring about how those waves come and go incessantly. Always bringing a new moment before the old one ends. Thank you for your comments.

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  14. Outstanding post! What a precious scene, vous avez eu de la chance ! I hope we’ll be able to see a little bit of “la vie authentique” when we go there, too!

    • Thank you for reading. It was a lovely day. The best part of exploring for us is off the beaten path or staying still and watching what happens around us, not stuck with our noses in guide books.

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