Return from Paris


Alors: nous sommes retournés!




We got back just this evening. Paris was cool and foggy this morning, well on its way into autumn; Boston, when we arrived this afternoon, was warm and almost muggy.




All this after flying over Greenland and Newfoundland!





My mind’s racing. I need to process the trip. I was making notes the whole time, and taking pictures (over five hundred of them).




I was dreading this trip. I always dread travel beforehand; it disrupts me. But once I’m on the plane, I give myself over to my own higher power, whom I think of as the Great Perhaps.




And the Great Perhaps rewarded me richly this time round.




This was one of the great vacations of my life. Every day was several hundred experiences, one after another.  Some days were several thousand experiences. Not since my Peace Corps days have I had such a good time.




I won’t bore you with my Paris stories all at once. I need time to write them down and shape them a little bit. Also, I have some thoughts about the upcoming Presidential election, and a few ideas about other topics in the news.




Anyway: we’re back!


About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

3 Responses to Return from Paris

  1. starproms says:

    Welcome back Loren and partner 🙂 So glad you had a good time and I can’t wait to hear all about your experiences. Sounds like you both had a wonderful time. I am back in England too. I came back a week early, but that is a story for another time.
    Rest up.

    • We had a wonderful time. I’ll be writing about the trip over the next month or two. It was wonderful. I’m terrible before a trip: I get very apprehensive. This trip, however, turned out to be pretty much okay.

      • starproms says:

        I think most of us are apprehensive journeys Loren. My visit to America turned out to be traumatic unfortunately. I will talk about that too but it won’t be easy. However, so glad you enjoyed Paris. It’s such a pretty city, full of secrets! I love all the hidden gated doorways leading to secret courtyards and all the beautiful wrought iron balcony rails.

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