|A Los Angeles Childhood – Second Day-By The Time I Wake in Paris|
|Monday, 13 June 2011 11:27|
It was noon when I woke up, jet lag and all. My first venture out in the patchy rain was to the Luxembourg Gardens. I heard the tuning up of instruments and walked over to the bandstand in time to get a good seat for the concert, “LA MUSIQUE DES GARDIENS DE LA PAIX DE LA PREFECTURE DE POLICE.” It was now 17h00 Jardin du Luxembourg. I was under the shelter of a beautiful green canopy, one of the many trees surrounding the bandstand, the concert under the direction of Pascale Jeandroz, a woman conductor of the group since 2007. A rousing Gavotte by Serge Prokoviev, Danse Norvegiennes, Edvard Grieg, and Danse Slave opus 46 no.8, Antonin Dvorak, and with that the rain started to pour down. The music ceased. I ran for cover in the Pavillon de la Fontaine, had my first decaf espresso, sat and wrote.
I then took the #38 bus down to Boulevard St. Michel where I found a small store that had wonderful wool berets and purchased a black one for a friend of mine, put it on because I needed to test it and keep the cold off my head, bought a lavender one for my heart sister after a quick one minute phone call cell to cell at $.99 per minute to let her decide what color, and after a quick trip to Shakespeare and Company to ask about stocking my book, it was enough excitement for the day, and I decided to pack it in.
I was now home and time for some research on Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre. After all, I am on a mission. Tune in for some of the beginning questions next time.
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