Paris, God, Food and Art

Sounds of giggles echoed off the ancient buildings that lined the narrow street here in Paris. It felt warm, even in the night. Apparently Paris heard that it was spring, unlike what we have been experiencing at home in the northwest with the cold and the rain.  Our feet hurt from the long day of walking, but from the cheerfulness in the air, I knew my family was experiencing something amazing…Paris in the spring.

We landed yesterday after a red eye flight from Chicago.  Despite the time change, the long flight and the lack of sleep, we ventured off to one of the most amazing places I have ever been to in this life.  The Louvre.  The Louvre is a feast for the eyes. It’s like showing up hungry to a large buffet with the best foods in the world.  It’s like stepping into the past, and seeing life’s famous and ancient stories captured, with all it’s emotion, wrapped up in imagination of brilliant artists who gave their souls to express their God given talent of worshipping through their hands and feet, paintbrushes and chisels.  This grand palace holds the most amazing art in the world.  Being in that place, one can’t help but see God.  The paintings tell the story of people and one can feel emotional as you see such beauty.  Our jetlagged bodies didn’t notice our tiredness because it’s simply an exhilarating place.

The girls loved it.  Julia didn’t want to leave when it was time.  Grace made us laugh at her comments regarding all the naked people, and Isabel wants to move to Paris now and learn to speak French.

Paris is beautiful.  There are those who have told me they don’t like it here. “The People are rude.”  I must say that everyone we have come across has been extremely nice.

Last night, we celebrated our first night in Paris by eating at a little restaurant down the street.  In candlelight we laughed, told stories, and admired the day.  Isabel tried Escargot (snails), loved them, and we enjoyed the amazing French cuisine.

After dinner, we enjoyed massive amounts of desserts even though we had experienced other desserts through the day.  Guessing this trip won’t just cost us money, but possibly additional weight.  Awww…we must live in the moment right?

Have I died and gone to Heaven?

Surely I don’t deserve to be here.  Thank you God for your goodness.

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7 Comments on “Paris, God, Food and Art

  1. Thanks for the compliment Bob. Actually it was body paint and strange lighting. 🙂

  2. I know we haven’t seen the sun here for awhile, but I never imagined Steve would be that white and pasty!!

    So glad you guys are having such a good time! Some great stories will be told! (and I’m sure some will be kept secret too!)

  3. I am so happy to learn you are all enjoying one of my favorite cities! You’re right about Parisians – they are lovely people, quite undeserving of the bad reputation claimed by so many ignorant Americans. Bravo to Isabel for trying and enjoying one of my favorite dishes. While the Louvre is magnificent, I hope you can make time for
    Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries and Versailles and… Maybe you’d better look into extending your return date. Too much goodness there. Oh, wait! One more: Sainte-Chapelle is a MUST see for you guys.

  4. Oh so glad yall are there safe and enjoying it! And my experience in Paris was wonderful as well, never encountered a stereotypical rude person…perhaps its all in your expectations? hmm

    Although, I did giggle a bit at the last picture! Perhaps I am a teenager at heart! 🙂

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