I love Paris. Who doesn’t?
This week’s Throwback Thursday photo comes from David and I’s first international trip together when we spent a few days in Paris together before I jetted off to Caen for my exchange. We’d been together for four months at that point, and this was our first time trying long distance.
It made Paris bittersweet. While it’s a romantic, stunning city, the back of my mind kept prodding me with the thought that we were going to be apart.
But, it’s a funny thing. Now that we’re in the same country and all this time has passed, what I first remember about Paris is not the sadness, or my stress-born eczema rash (yep – welcome to my life!).
What I remember first are the little nuggets. I remember this carousel, across from the Eiffel Tower with the parents helping their kids onto the horses. I remember the restaurant near Moulin Rouge with the fabulous apple tart, the bar that served us COLD red wine (I laugh now), and watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night. I remember the time we laughed together, and the goodbye now seems less sad, because we made it.
Don’t get me wrong, that was an ugly-tears-goodbye, but your memory is a weird and wonderful thing and with time it can reorder and prioritize.
I’m glad it did.
Sigh – Paris!