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If I was in Paris (ooh la la)

Last weekend, rosepurr went to the movies, for the first time in at least 2 years. With our schedules, general busy-ness, and her travel schedule, the prospect of spending two hours in a dark room not interacting, just watching, is difficult. We don't watch many movies these days, and when we do, it's in the comfort of our TV room, where we can wear pajamas, eat and drink as we wish, and pause the film when we need potty breaks or just prefer to do something else. So for all this, along with the expense, and the crowds, we are part of why movie theaters are dying.

We saw the new Woody Allen film, "Midnight in Paris" and we loved it. One of Woody's best in awhile. I don't want to give a lot away with a plot summary, so I'll this trailer do that job.



So, yeah, Paris. I want to go so badly. I always have. I've always been afraid that I wouldn't return (although would that be a bad thing?).

Meanwhile, I just finished a novel that feeds that urge:

Rooftop SoliloquyRooftop Soliloquy by Roman Payne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Set in Paris and full of poetic language, this novel follows a young man - an artist, writer, musician, and rake - as he lives life to the fullest in Paris. It feeds every romantic and artistic notion of Paris any man could ask for - beautiful, sensual women wander the streets waiting to be seduced, there is not a moment to be without wine or coffee, and the urge to write epic poems and operas overtakes him all the time. It's not realistic, but it is charming and beautifully written. In short, it is a novel about what you imagine Paris to be, even if you know it cannot possibly be that.

Perhaps it helps if you look like the author:




Anyway, these media have contributed to the urge to hop a plane. It won't happen for awhile, but soon.

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