Saturday, 27 November 2010

Paris and I ~ 'One Day I'll Fly Away'

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~ One Day I'll Fly Away ~

One Day I'll Fly Away, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.

A beautiful blue-winged butterfly shimmers silently over the upturned heads of the watching, waiting bug-eyed hoards, aligned in battle formations, ready to carry out whatever dastardly decree may drip from their insect-queen's testy tongue.

This little scene is being acted out in the window of a marvellous glass animals shop on the picturesque but tourist-infested rue Saint-André des Arts in the 6th called, I believe, Miracle. What a Miracle it would be, indeed, if all those traipsing tourists suddenly found themselves under attack from tiny yet terrifying shiny beasties intent on ripping the very lenses from their cameras' eyes...

The smallest of these little creatures, and arguably the cutest, only cost about €3 each, which is both a blessing and a curse. You'll see what I mean if you happen to buy a couple for your timorous 10-year-old daughter. Who immediately develops an overriding and life-long passion nay craving for collecting cute little glass animals (of the eminently affordable €3 variety, you understand), through her principle supplier, who happens to be someone called 'Dad' who lives in Paris and therefore has direct access to said creatures and anyway they only cost three euros, so don't be so mean, yes but 30 of them a week don't cost three euros... well you get the idea.

And for myself? A gloriously fat and snub-nosed pic sits proudly on the dresser, down one curly tail thanks to the move, opposite a rather squat but equally charming frog, who would have been holding the sweetest little daisy, were it not for the move...


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