Yet another Paris book. *Yawn.*
I’m the first to admit that I’ve been a bit obsessed over the past couple of weeks.
First, I wanted to finish my book of Paris sketches in time for a particular gift-giving occasion. Then, I immediately dove into the next big project. And last night I finally put it to bed. (Please click on the image to view the PDF.)
Paris: Moments et Souvenirs is my heftiest tome to date. It’s also my favorite. And it took me only three days to complete. (There’s a lot to be said for inspiration, I guess, and for insomnia.)
But there’s also something to be said for being acutely aware of wanting to leave something behind, of wanting to record the beauty I find as I travel through this world.
Tomorrow Steve and his friends will gather to celebrate the birthday of their mutual friend Karlene, who died two years ago of a brain tumor.
I try very hard not to think, “That could be me, someday.” Instead, I try to focus on the present, on the things I can control, and on the things that enrich my life while I still have it.
So … a big thanks to Blurb for providing the means for me to do just that.
And a big hug to you, Karlene, wherever you are. We miss you.
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