October 1, 2009

Vivre la ville...

Ceci n'est pas un cache-pot...

It's been a bit of a frustrating week, to say the least. A week of waiting. A week of things not happening.

About three weeks ago I ordered a macro lens (YES!). The order was supposed to get here somewhere mid last week (YES!). But somehow, the package delivery service messed up - completely! (I won't say which one as I want the delivery still to take place, but its a three letter word, it doesn't start with "U" and it rhymes with hell). They didn't mess up once, but twice... so far. I won't give you the boring details, but it got me really upset.

Tired of the waiting and tired of being angry, I fled the house this afternoon. And I had a great and relaxing afternoon! I still needed to pick-up some frames I ordered, to frame some of my abstracts (a special order from K. - he wants some of my abstracts for his office at work!) and since the store is in the Centre Pompidou area, that's exactly where I ended up: le Centre Pompidou. I didn't visit the museum this time, but just walked around the area and took some pictures. It's amazing what that camera does with me. In an instant, all the anger from a week of waiting for nothing was gone. A couple of clicks and I was a different person. A much nicer person...A much happier person... A much more relaxed person... Some people might not like that area because it's always crowded but I just love it. There's always something going on there, always something to discover or rediscover.

No further explanation needed... The RATP (public transport company) is celebrating it's 60th anniversary and for the occasion erected a wall in front of the Centre Pompidou, with running headlines...

So, now that my batteries are reloaded, I'm ready for another day of waiting. Tomorrow, they said. For sure, they said... I keep my fingers crossed they won't be sending Godot again...

Bon Appetit

Note: To end on a positive note - the good thing about the waiting and the being stuck at home is that I went through a stack of un-ironed laundry. K. has now a two week set of freshly ironed shirts!! He won't believe his eyes!

2 comments:

nicole/brussels said...

leuk verhaal, heb ervan genoten, mooie foto's waarvan de eerste mijn favoriet is! goed gedaan, had graag de gekozen "abstracts" gezien,framed!
Paris est une ville merveilleuse pour y vivre ou visiter!

cindy said...

hope things worked out with the delivery. it is frustrating to have to stay home and wait and wait and wait ...

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