As many of you will remember, last April my sister and I took a little trip to Paris.
I had wanted to visit Paris since junior high . . . when I started taking French in school. I was always so intrigued by everything Paris, and dreamed of seeing the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, la Tour Eiffel. I wanted to sip a café crème on the Champs-Élysées.
Actually being in Paris was fabulours. All the sights were wonderful -- just what I'd always dreamed they'd be.
But what I really loved most . . . was the Eiffel Tower!
I was absolutely enchanted from the very first glimpse . . . out our hotel window, over the rooftops and between two chimneys! It simply . . . delighted me!
And now, nearly a year later, I am still charmed. In fact, it's kind of like the Close Encounters of the Third Kind . . . only instead of "seeing" the Devil's Tower monument, I'm "seeing" the Eiffel Tower. Everywhere.
I find myself strangely attraced to the Eiffel Tower. And I'm surrounding myself with its image. I carry it with me on my keychain.
(You can even see its image on the calendar page on the wall. . .)
My current journal features the Eiffel.
The opening screen on both my phone and iPad are photos I took of the Eiffel on our trip.
I keep images of the Eiffel Tower in my "inspiration areas" . . . the bulletin board near my desk.
A table in my sewing room.
On the shelves in my library, where I can see it from my "knitting spot."
For me, the Eiffel Tower is a visual reminder of a wonderful trip I shared with my sister. We send each other little Eiffel mementos now. (She is having a similar "close encounter" experience.) It's easy to find cards and books. . .
coasters. . .
magnets. . .
notepads. . .
even nail files!
I'm surrounded by images of the Eiffel Tower . . .
and I love it!