I sit before you as the great unwashed and unshaven, composing this book
review. I’m dressed in a clean white T-shirt over dirty gardening jeans and my tank is fuelled with freshly extracted juice (apples, beetroot, carrots, lemon, orange, spring greens). The room is filled with natural light. There has never been a better time to write. Don’t you just love those weekend mornings for not giving a hoot about how you look?
Forever Paris, is the title of this charming book gifted to me when I announced I would be returning to the city of light. Although my trip is still months away, I can’t put it (the thought) down. The book is a collection of guided walks through neighbourhoods where famous people once lived.
”Paris is always a good idea.” Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina).
Following just one of those routes will be to walk in the footsteps of, Coco Chanel, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Ernest Hemingway, for example. Audrey Hepburn features, too, although never having lived there, many of her films were shot on location in Paris, the book explains.
Not a tourist, but returning as someone who photographs people, it will be a joy and a challenge to walk its streets searching for subjects. This book will give me a valuable insight to places off the tourist trail, as well as being a literary coffee companion.
Now, with my body prepared on the inside, I’d better go and prepare the outside. Have a great weekend, wherever you may be.
Music, La Valse des Monstres, by Yann Tiersen.