Two days in Montmarte – two stories

I’ve been home from Paris for a week now. The trip is still sinking in. Each day at work and with friends or family we are asked to tell stories. Last night at a family gathering I got a chance to speak at length on a few occasions. The layers to which this “vacation” influences me continues to expand. You now how when you get back from a great trip, as each day passes you get a little bit less connected to your trip energy and a little bit more connected to your real life energy? It’s like the sand slipping through you fingers I mentioned in a previous post. The harder you try to squeeze the faster it goes away. This morning I return to stories of Paris, in particular about our time spent in Montmarte . I drink coffee with milk and sugar. I eat a croissant with butter and jam. I’ll probably wear a scarf  even though it’s 60 degrees. And in the back of my mind I can almost hear people talking in French.


About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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