Remember Paris

by Debra Mae White on October 24, 2013

Paris LightWe threw open the French doors to the balcony of our hotel room and took in the view – Paris poised at the pinnacle between summer and autumn. 25 years had passed since we came this way as honeymooners smitten with each other. Our choice to return was one born of the desire to tie our experiences together. We wanted to walk in the steps of who we once were.

The turn of my head brought a memory of sailing down the Seine hand in hand. A nod across a bustling street below showed me a picture of what back then was ever near. For a moment I even glimpsed our former selves seated at a café sipping wine.

Would future generations know the battles and the bliss that brought us to where we are now? If we had known then what we know now, would we still be here, I thought?

When I met Dennis, I opened up like a lotus bloom longing for light. Our relationship goes beyond that of a spiritual soul mate partnership. Being together is the process we chose both to teach and to learn the great lessons of life, lessons that brought us back again and again to the center of Love.

Gazing at the wonder of the Eiffel tower was a reminder of how we set our sights on the stars right there in the quintessential city of light and love all those years ago. The hallmark of returning to Paris with my beloved is who we have since become. My wish is for this legacy of love to be paid forward into future generations. They will know then, what we know now, to have and to hold.

Who could ask for more?

Savor the moment…

Debra Mae

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Susan Strickland October 25, 2013 at 6:09 am

Beautiful, Debra!

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Debra Mae October 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thanks Susan! I know you also treasure your memories of France.

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Margaret Duarte March 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm

How wonderful that you and your husband could return to Paris to celebrate the beginning of your married life and all the years in between. You are blessed.

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