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Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It 🇫🇷

A short essay from my personal memoirs from Paris in August 2008 for the 10th anniversary of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat Pray Love” anthology. If you would like to join me and be part of her anthology, you can submit an essay here: http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/eatpraylovemademedoit/ On a warm summer’s day six years ago in the Left Bank of Paris, I awoke one morning nestled in a bed in a hotel on Rue Christine. An entire day ahead of me awaited with no particular agenda or tasks as I was on holiday. What a luxury it was as much as the bed in which I had slept in the night before. Not soon after, I left the hotel after getting dressed in search for a boulangerie on my way towards a FNAC so I could purchase an adapter for my phone which I had inconveniently left at home. I headed to La Poste to mail some postcards back home to friends in the States and a copy of the first-edition book of love letters (“Love Letters of Great Men“) as …

Signs of Summer

With just a few more days of spring left and the weather in New York City heating up towards summer, I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce a photography website after receiving a note and the honor from the folks at NASA Goddard on my Instagram account. My photograph “Umbrellas of Arashiyama” from a visit to Kyoto, Japan earlier this spring was selected as one of the winners of NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission’s “Signs of Spring” photo contest. I had visited Kyoto for the first time 15 years ago and did not have the chance to visit Arashiyama or the Sagano Bamboo Forest at that time. Arashiyama is a UNESCO World Heritage site and many photographers have published photos of the bamboo forest. Since I’ve seen others photos, it immediately made to the top of my list of places to visit while back in Kyoto. the light filtering through the bamboo and greens of the forest compelling for anyone to want to visit there. The umbrellas providing shelter from the elements …