The day we decided to go to the Musee du Louvre in Paris, we had our route designed by Google and went happily on the way…but after walking on one of the most famous avenues in the world, Av. des Champs Elysees, and passing by some other Paris’ known monuments, Milagros decided to take another route. Here are some pictures of our adventure…
Left is Arc de Triomphe, and right is Milagros posing with a modern sculpture being displayed on the Jardin de Tuleries. The Jardin is the size of two football fields and is between the Obelisque, Place de la Concorde and the Louvre. It is the Louvre’s stately gardens and is a place that is very welcoming to admire exhibits, to seat and watch people, it has fountains, and most of all just to admire the surrounding areas. There is a quaint little bookstore there. You know I had to go in. Bought Peter Rabbit in french!
There I am in front of one of my favorite places wherever I may go. A bookstore.
But the main objective of this posting is to show you the nice surprise that was in storage for me at the Jardin.
Let me explain. Ron used to believe that in one of his other lives, he used to be a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. So parrots, and turtles were symbols of Ron’s past lives. So at the Jardin, I could not believe my eyes when I glanced briefly to the side, when talking with Milagros on the way back to the hotel, and there I saw this sculpture. A humongous parrot, very colorful may I say, on top of a heart. Maybe saying I love you. Very out of place, but there it was. It was as if Ron was telling me that he was there with us also. There is a lot of things in our lives that we cannot explain, or maybe that we want to ignore the connections that join all and each one of us, even after we have departed from this world, as we know it. If we don’t understand it, it doesn’t exist. Right?
Just wanted to share this very special moment in Paris…Fall of 2009…unforgettable.
So it was today, March 25th, 2011… 25 months after…Hi Ron.
Your Happy Contessa
P.S. As always, make it a very happy weekend. See you Monday.