April 7th, 2015


Poem for Tuesday and Le Marais

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Another quickie while distracted by sports on TV -- ugggh, I did not want Duke again, I wanted the Big Ten to win one of the national titles. My day otherwise was pretty low-key, apart from putting my foot through one of the steps to the basement, which cracked as I stepped down -- fortunately it was carpeted, and that held me up enough to drop the laundry basket and grab the railing so my leg didn't go right through. Some of you may remember that we had a disastrous flood from an upstairs bathroom several years ago, and a lot of the wood in the house, particularly under the kitchen floor and the steps, has never been the same.

In happier sports news, the Orioles won their first game of the season, though the Nationals weren't as successful. And the weather was gorgeous, and we have daffodils blooming all over the neighborhood, plus lots of crocuses and the first hyacinths. And three bunnies today right around the corner from my house! We ate dinner late because we went out for a walk, then caught up on Madam Secretary before the basketball championship. Here are some photos I took in the Marais, which is still the Jewish center of Paris and also a focus of gay pride (pretty much everyone agrees that L'As du Fallafel is THE place for falafel):

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