I love the French! What other country takes eating so seriously? On my fourth day in Paris during my 2007 summer in Europe, my friend Teresa and I were strolling down the sidewalk from our apartment to the metro, eating our daily breakfast of pastries (heavenly!), when a runner passed us and wished us both “Bon appetit!” I think I was destined to live in this country.
We took the metro to the Jardin des Tuileries and walked through the beautiful and peaceful gardens. I wish I had had more time in Paris because I would have loved to spend a morning or afternoon sitting in one of the city’s gardens, by a pond or under a tree, reading or writing or chatting or sleeping. These gardens were made for those pastimes!
We crossed the garden, exited on the other side, walked along the Seine, then crossed the river…
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