You must remember this…

Nearly five years have gone by since I shared this post with you. As Hepburn said, Paris is always a good idea, once it re-opens, and safe to visit. There have been a number of new followers and not everyone wanders back in a blog’s archives so I’m playing it again… and hope you won’t mind?

“Paris is always a good idea.”  – Audrey Hepburn

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” – Mae West

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.” – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


You must remember this…

“We’ll always have Paris”

Rick whispers to Ilsa

The memories of

Passion born

Romantic interlude

Lucien taking my hand

Dans la Louvre

His deep resonating accent

Thick as a fine paté,

A call to arms, to lips, tongues…

Two arms guide me

Lost in Ribera’s

Club-footed boy

Spanish room

His favourite,

La Louvre closes

I’m introduced to

The Latin quarter,

Notre Dame,

Secluded niche

Spring grasses,

Canopy of leaves

Along the Seine

City of light

La ville de l’amour

No need for translation


Flows freely

Play it again…




Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

24 thoughts on “You must remember this…”

    1. Thank you Becka. As you can imagine, I was lost elsewhere and years later, it is still a lovely memory of Paris… 😉

    1. Mary, you are kind. Once in awhile, someone goes back in the archeives are reminds me what is there and I thought I would dust that one off. The memories are golden. When you have been blogging as long as we have, we are bound to miss a few…

    1. Thank you. I hope you do. It has something for everyone. However, when I moved to France, I chose a small village on the Mediterranean and adore it. 🙂

      1. Yes I’m sure they are totally different vibes. Without having been there, I think I am more of a Rome kind of guy B-)

      2. The expression some British friends often use is they are chalk and cheese. Of my favorite cities in the nation, NYC is tied for second place with Seatlle. They are very different and that is fine as I enjoy their differences. Number one will always be the city by the bay… However, I didn’t leave my heart there, I brought it to France and immediately knew I was home.

      3. I feel like cities will be like fragrances. If I start giving myself too much of a choice, I will love them all and not be able to make a decision B-)

        There is even a large different between NYC and Boston despite being relatively near each other.

      4. It’s across the border but Vancouver is delightful. If you really want to travel, I highly recommend Da Nang, Hue…

      5. I’ve been to Montreal which is really nice. I am on the opposite coast, here 🙂 My uncle vacationed in Viet Nam and was completed in love with it. I have a lot of close friends from SE Asia so maybe a trip to that region is in the works B-)

        Of other places I have been, Dominican Republic was also amazing. I have been to other places in South America, but DR has the sun, the Caribbean water, the beautiful mountainous tropical landscape. The Caribbean really is it’s own tropical paradise.

      6. These days, my travel focus is on Europe and particularly here in France. It is my home now and I want to explore it. It is, A Moveable Feast…

      7. Oh yes. I find it’s best to make your home in a place you love being… rather than always trying to travel somewhere else than where you live B-)

    1. Liz, thank you for your kind words. Sorry for the delay. Allergies have wreaked havoc on my eyes and they are now recovering slowly. I’m still avoiding light which, unfortunately, includes the computer screen.

      1. How kind, Liz. They are improving, slowly. It is miserable and the old adage says that “Misery loves company.” Whoever said that didn’t understand the Empath as we can’t bear to see anyone suffer… I’m glad your allergy season is behind you.

      2. Alas, we not only see it but feel it. But I suspect you already knew that. The eyes are still a bit sensitive to light (and of course the computer screen) but much improved. Thank you, Liz.

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