*scroll down to the bottom for a video sneak peek of the title track*
Our time in Paris started as a little dream to get some distance from "real life" for awhile. We found an adorable airbnb apartment in the Marais and we decided to take a leap and stay there for a month. When we arrived it was the most magical little spot--a tiny corner of the city that was just for us. There was a bakery on the corner just below our window, and despite what I've heard my whole life about how much someone should eat bread, we bought a baguette every day, just like the French do. No regrets :)
The restaurant on the corner across from the bakery, Les Temps des Cerises (Cherry Season in English) was to me, completely perfect. It's owned by an adorable French woman who seemed to work there every day. She sold us our first espresso when we arrived on the first day, and she also sold us our last. There were lots of sweet visits to Cherry Season and sitting at the tiny round tables that lined that side street. They served escargot, scallops risotto, delicious duck, and several other French delicacies. Click here to see a few pictures of the restaurant and the view of our corner.
We wrote "Paris, or wherever we are" while we were working on our morning pages. There's a super interesting book I've been reading called The Artist's Way that talks about tapping back into your creativity, breaking down walls that we put up when we're afraid of being exposed, and ultimately finding the things that inspire your creative side and staying there for awhile. The author has you write a few pages every morning, stream of consciousness style, just to get rid of the things that make your mind busy first thing in the morning, or to create something before your inhibitions kick in.
Michael and I were sitting in two different rooms, all the windows in the apartment open. He was strumming the guitar and I was writing in my journal. I heard him singing this really beautiful melody, so I got up from writing and sat with him by the window. The street below was already humming with people, the flower boxes hung from every window, the beautiful Parisian rooftops sat there, stained with character and so picturesque. We started writing together and mostly finished that song in one sitting, with a few tweaks once we got home.
Check out the video below for a little sneak peek of the title track...