Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Little Paris

It is clear from these archives that I am an unabashed, and unrequited, Parisiophile. I read books about Paris. Especially about dining there. I look at maps. Photos. I even look at luxury real estate ads from Paris on line. Just to prepare myself for the day when I set foot in La Ville Lumiere.

To that end, I also get a few email newsletters about and from Paris. My Little Paris is a wonderful one. It is written for the lady Parisiophile, but it is equally enjoyable to all.

Take, for example, the text of the most recent MLP effort, entitled "Good Morning Paris":

Sunday morning, 8:30 a.m. The baker is ravishing his first client, snorers are winding down their purring and Paris is slowly waking up. And you? As you enjoy those first, soft sunbeams, you're just on time for a secret ride around town on an electrical bicycle.

If anything could make me take a ride around town on an electrical bicycle, this paragraph is it. I may well do it. Once I arrive. Until then, I will continue to enjoy the mailings from MLP which, for a few minutes, transport me there. Meanwhile, there is great French music on the internet, poems, photos, maps, and the wine and cheese of course. In the immortal words of Johnny Mercer...

Just watch the smoke rings rise in the air
You'll find your share of memories there
So dream when the day is through
Dream and they might come true...
Just dream...dream...dream.

Lovely web sites like My Little Paris help us to do just that.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The perfect post for April--April in Paree!