Romancing the Stone – Paris in my Heart

AT FIRST

This year has been a year of travel, a year of the constant pursuit of that thing that I say I love. Places that make my heart sing, make me blush and my palms sweaty.  That deep down passion that I constantly want to feel again and again.  As I peruse back through my photos of times past, I always feel as if something is missing, like the glance down at the wrist, when the watch is not there.  Like the sound of the doorbell ringing, when there is no one at the door.  My travels always seem to disappear.

THEN

I am there.

Photographing Gaudi’s mesmerizing architecture in Barcelona,

Spain, Barcelona Gaudi

Spain, Barcelona Gaudi

Gazing out at the walled city of Girona, Spain and touring its region of the Costa Brava,

Spain, Girona

Spain, Girona

Hearing the loudspeaker calling for the daily Muslim worship prayer in Istanbul, Turkey,

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

Freezing my tush off in Berlin to learn the history lessons of the cold, hard war,

Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, watching the waves lap the rocks below in the Cinque Terre region of Italy… then Portofino beckoning at my door,

Portofino, Italy

Portofino, Italy

Standing in the crevices of the rocks, looking at the carved out caverns of years gone past in Petra, Jordan,

Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

Scuba diving the Red Sea as the salty water penetrates my nostrils,

Red Sea, Jordan

Red Sea, Jordan

On the boat underneath the roaring sounds of Niagra Falls, gazing at the mist and rainbows in the rushing water.

Niagra Falls, Canada

Niagra Falls, Canada

AT LAST

I remember why I have this constant pursuit for adventure.  Each time is it a rush, I’m an addict that gets a hit, but then I need another one and another one.

“When you can stop you don’t want to, and when you want
to stop, you can’t…” ―Luke DaviesCandy

I pursue it, as if I was on a big game safari, the hunt for the next adventure, the one that is more amazing than the last.  I just can’t break free from the madness.

You know, I haven’t been to Paris this year!  My last “hit” of Paris was a surprise trip I managed to pull off for my husband’s birthday in 2010.  I haven’t felt the beat of the city or popped over to the Ile de la Cité to visit.  I haven’t pub crawled through Sacre Coeur neighborhood and climbed the steps to the top to peer over the city.  Is Montemarte calling my name again?  I haven’t stood in awe at the magic of the Eiffel.  I am ready for the adventure in Paris.  She calls my name.

Paris is always a good idea.  Audrey Hepburn.

I want to “find mine” in Paris and show you the pull, the way it sucks me in every time.  The magic in the way I lose myself, the seduction of it all.  The way I slip deep into the grasp of this obsession I call travel.

Journal of Love

The place I lose myself.  It takes me a really long time to get here, but Paris you are the one…to take me home again.

La Belle et le Bad Boy

 

2018-05-03T18:52:16+00:00

6 Comments

  1. noel June 29, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Paris sounds great especially with someone special in your life, good luck!

    • admin June 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Yes. That someone special in my life is probably what makes Paris even more inviting…

  2. jenny@atasteoftravel July 1, 2013 at 1:53 am

    What a fabulous year of travels you’ve had but I definitely think Paris should be added to the list. There’s also some fabulous new restaurants to try! Go!!

    • admin July 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Yes, it has been a few years since Paris, one can only go so long! And new restaurants to try will be perfect!

    • admin July 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Yes, it has been a few years since Paris, one can only go so long! And new restaurants to try will be perfect!

    • admin July 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

      Yes, it has been a few years since Paris, one can only go so long! And new restaurants to try will be perfect!

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