Saturday, June 4, 2011

Midnight in Paris.

Tonight I saw one of my new favorite movies, Midnight in Paris.
I was so excited when I saw that Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams were in it, and even more excited when I saw that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 92%. I wasn't sure what to expect since it is a "comedy" set in Paris, but it exceeded way over my expectations and I fell in love with Paris all over again.

After the movie, I had the chance to walk around the city and think about all of the memories I've had traveling, especially abroad.
I couldn't help but think of how about this time last year, I was exploring Paris with a great group of girls.
I thought of the times we went to the Musee Rodin, Musee du Louvre, and Musee D'Orsay all in one day.
And the time we decided to stop at Angelina's for hot chocolate and pastries.
And when we shopped down the Champs Elysees.
And for the many yummy crepes and baguettes we ate.
And when we sat in front of the Eiffel Tower one evening and watched the fireworks go off for Bastille Day.
And when we ate the most divine meal at Cafe Constance.

It truly was all a dream.

There is something about being somewhere foreign that makes me flourish.
The people, the language, the culture... I crave it all.
Traveling has made me appreciate the small things in life, and the things that matter most.
It has taught me to embrace those who you love, and love those who are different.
I've learned that time is everything, and to never take it for granted.

I feel so blessed to be living in New York for the summer, and hope to live it as though I was "abroad."
My mom always tells me that I am "such a city girl," but I think she is wrong...
I'm just a girl who loves to explore the world for what it is and what it can become.


1 comment:

  1. Aaaa Nik I love this. That last bit about being an explorer especially. Oh and the first bit about me. Love you woman! Can't wait to hear more about NY.