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A Los Angeles Childhood - Getting Ready for Paris
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 12:35

Some things on my wish list for my Paris trip: Bob Dylan, the Rock Explosion 61-66 at Cite de la Musique museum. Photos. Also, Hibbing Minnesota yearbooks, Robert Zimmerman. There are family photos, sheet music, recordings and a large screen extract from "Don't Look Back”.

It should be interesting to watch the Parisians' reaction to the exhibit.

Other exhibits I will go to are Kiki Smith, Eva Besnyo, and Henri Matisse at my favorite museum, the Pompidou.

At the Musee D’Orsay, there will be a large exhibition of Degas and the nude.

Musee D'Art d'Historique Judaism will have an exhibit of Orientalism and the Jews, and at the Grand Palais, Animal Beauty.

Don't worry. I will be blogging about all of these as I go to them.

And of course, one of my favorites: Fete de la Musique. Music everyone on June 21st, summer solstice! I wonder if the same band will be at the bistro next door to my apartment and will I get serenaded again until the wee small hours of the morning, as they did last year. Around 2:00 AM, I remember closing the windows to head off to dreamland.

This year I am planning on exploring Chinatown in the Belleville arr. You probably remember this area for the fine animated film, the Triplets of Belleville.

And of course la piece de la resistance, a five-day poetry workshop with my mentor, Kathleen Spivack at the American University in Paris. I have written three new poems, one an ode to Santa Fe in June and two which will be included in my next memoir: Just Now: The Alzheimer's Journal.

I mustn't forget to mention, sushi, my staff of life in Paris. I'll have to prepare for that before I go so off to Izmi for lunch.

C'est tout pour maintenant and thank you for reading Not Just A Jewish Book Blog.

PS: If you have any other suggestions for things for me to do or see in Paris, please let me know!