The Moment I Fell in Love with Paris

MargotWhen did you fall in love with Paris?

I’m not sure I know the precise moment that I did, only that it happened early … and has endured to this day. I never knew it was possible to fall in love with a city. But I have. I’ve fallen head over heels.

And that reminds me of my favorite scene from one of my favorite movies:

“And then something happened, something that is hard to describe. Sitting there in a foreign country, far from my job and all the people I knew, A feeling came over me, as if I recalled something, something I had never known and for which I had been waiting. But I don’t know what it was. Maybe it was something I had forgotten. Or something that I had missed my whole life. I can only tell you that at the same time I felt joy and sadness. But not too much sadness, because I felt alive. Yes, alive. That was the moment I felt in love with Paris. And I felt Paris fall in love with me.”

Paris, Je t’Aime scene: 14e Arrondissement