We were excited to meet up with the group in Paris and deeply saddened to hear of the death of Marisa's father-in-law Richard Zanuck. I don't know them well but I believe the family was extremely close and were absolutely devastated. Life is so fragile. Just an unexpected heart attack changes the lives of so many. No time for goodbyes. That is a hard hand to be dealt and my sympathies to them all.
When we arrived it was Bastille Day, which is a huge celebration in France. So to see the fireworks across the Parisian rooftops with the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower was a poignant experience for me. I have often wondered if my life will one day take me back there. I speak French and have a great love and passion for the French culture -- the leisurely lunches with a glass of wine, the whole month of August set aside for vacation, and their attitude to take time each day to slow down and indulge ourselves in what life has to offer. We should all take a moment to stop and smell the roses.
I noticed upon seeing Kim that something seemed a little off. She was definitely not drinking, but appeared to be almost pixilated, somewhat bemused. I couldn't put my finger on it, but I was aware that she was different.
So I will close off now. Yes I do read your comments, as some have often wondered. It is an exciting week, this week. I hope you all stay safe and well.
Love always, Lisa.