Thursday, August 14, 2008

Amelie, Mon Ami

Greetings from Amelie-land - Monmartre itself - arrondisement of a thousand steps, and almost as many tourists.

A short diversionary story. Just after the Baron and I were married (oh so many, many moons ago), one of his clients gave him some indispensible advice. He said that even though there may be some amazing meals where the Baron and Baroness would sit down together, to talk over their days, and make their plans, there should also be times when we would just "drop the fork", and just sit and look and live in that very moment. There would always be time for dinner, said the sage client - but you had to make time to "drop the fork".

We have been having many of these moments - moments where, rather than being obsessed with finding the right street corner, or the exact patisserie, we just stop and look and smell at the wonder that swirls all around us. This little pause begins to etch those indelible memories in our brains. But, just as one must drop the fork from time to time, one must also pick up the spoon, and have a demitasse of motor oil/decaf coffee.

On this day, I had mine here:
Cafe Deux Moulins
(where part of the interiors for the movie "Amelie" were filmed)

The only thing that still remains of the movie are the Polaroids of the Roaming Gnome ( I guess the film company let them keep them:)

Oh, and this:


I think this coffee may have been around since the film was made in 2000.

I drank it anyway.

10 comments:

iPost said...

So cool! I got your postcard from Paris today! How many ways do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

Glad all is well! Keep having fun!

Cormac Brown said...

Excellent!

Oh, and uh, did you see Audrey? She won't return my phone calls.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I am trying to have those moments with my kids--smelling their hair, feeling their little kisses on my cheek. It is awesome. I guess I ought to give Hubbie some moments, too. LOL

Glad to see you are having such a great time!

BaronessvonB said...

Countess iPost: More are on the way - we are having fun merely finding postcards! Oh, and eating waffles in Belgium. That was pretty fun, too!

Count Brown: At the risk of sounding like a tourist, but just for you, I have asked repeatedly about Mme. Hepburn. I keep getting the same response, which I believe is the same in any language - IMDB.

If you are referring to Ms. Tatou, she still feels bad about that last thing in the place with the guy, so is keeping a low profile. I'll mention it again at dinner next week...

Countess NATUI: There is nothing as intoxicating or addictive as the smell of one's kids' hair. Until they're about 15. Enjoy it now.

And thanks for you well wishes - we are currently in Bruges, having an incredible time!

Urp.

BaronessvonB said...

Countess iPost: More are on the way - we are having fun merely finding postcards! Oh, and eating waffles in Belgium. That was pretty fun, too!

Count Brown: At the risk of sounding like a tourist, but just for you, I have asked repeatedly about Mme. Hepburn. I keep getting the same response, which I believe is the same in any language - IMDB.

If you are referring to Ms. Tatou, she still feels bad about that last thing in the place with the guy, so is keeping a low profile. I'll mention it again at dinner next week...

Countess NATUI: There is nothing as intoxicating or addictive as the smell of one's kids' hair. Until they're about 15. Enjoy it now.

And thanks for you well wishes - we are currently in Bruges, having an incredible time!

Urp.

BaronessvonB said...

Countess iPost: More are on the way - we are having fun merely finding postcards! Oh, and eating waffles in Belgium. That was pretty fun, too!

Count Brown: At the risk of sounding like a tourist, but just for you, I have asked repeatedly about Mme. Hepburn. I keep getting the same response, which I believe is the same in any language - IMDB.

If you are referring to Ms. Tatou, she still feels bad about that last thing in the place with the guy, so is keeping a low profile. I'll mention it again at dinner next week...

Countess NATUI: There is nothing as intoxicating or addictive as the smell of one's kids' hair. Until they're about 15. Enjoy it now.

And thanks for you well wishes - we are currently in Bruges, having an incredible time!

Urp.

RiverPoet said...

I love that. "Drop the fork." I need to do that more (for more reasons than one!)

Peace - D

Cormac Brown said...

I meant the sublime Mme. Tatou and tell her I apologize for the dozens and dozens of flowers.

Duck said...

I'm insanely jealous.

INSANELY.

baronessvonbloggenschtern said...

Countess D: We have been putting down the fork at least 5 times a day. And picking it up at least that much. Mmm...street falafels!

Count Cormac: Give it a couple of weeks, hon. You might be coming off just a little clingy.

Countess of Happiness: And I'm just insane. Aren't we an au pair?

 
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