Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday French Inspiration


Today I am somewhat empty.  I am missing Paris.  It has been almost a year since my brief visit and I am craving a sequel.  No matter how many chocolate bars and croissants I eat, I just can't recreate that feeling of joy I felt every time I stepped into the Parisian streets, the cafes, the museums. 

When you finish a great book with compelling setting and lovable characters it is hard to accept that it is over .  You want there to be a sequel.  You crave more.  Your heart can't adjust to the truth that you must return to reality.  You feel somewhat empty.

How do you return to reality?

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Kristina P. said...

I will have to pop over and check out your piece!

L.T. Elliot said...

It takes me a while to return to normal. I've never been to Paris but my sister has and the way you describe it, she feels that same way.

And congrats on the MMW post. I loved it. =]

Meagan Brooks said...

Oh, hun...you are making ME miss Paris, and I've never been there! Sad. I hope that you can go back really, really soon. Better yet...Let's find our husbands jobs there. ;)

Susan R. Mills said...

I agree with Meagan. I've never been to Paris, and every time I visit your blog on Wednesday's, I miss it. You do a great job sharing it's beauty and inspiration.

Carolyn V. said...

I have never been to Paris. But would love to go.

It always takes me a few days to get over a good book. It's almost like breaking up.

elizabeth mueller said...

You're so cute, Amber. I would LOVE to meet you. I'll be at Valor's book launch for the 16th of this month. We are planning a get together that eve!
OR!!
We can meet sometime during the Storymakers conf!

Which one, girl? (Your turn!)

Patti said...

I loved Paris. I've been there twice. Once at nineteen and once two years ago. It's a great city.

I can see why you miss it.

Sally said...

I know just how you feel. Gertrude Stien too! I like your idea of setting aside one day a week for memories, musings & inspirations from France. I will stop back again on a Wednesday.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

So here's my question. Did you love Paris ALOT before you went to visit or did you fall in love with it a bunch while you were there? I've never been one to want to do world traveling (the language barrier scares me) so I'm always curious what interests other people.

elizabeth mueller said...

I just read your post on MMW. I love it!! :)

Jenn Johansson said...

I have a hard time letting go as well. Especially when it is something as good as Paris. :)

Terresa said...

I feel you. I went to the UK last fall and find myself wishing I could return sooner than later.

Real life bites sometimes, doesn't it? Especially when it's not in Paris or London...

Rachelle said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by and entering the contest--and for blogging about it. :) It'll be nice to meet you at LDStorymakers!