Daughter and I embarked on a mother-child bonding adventure in Paris, France. It was a perfect setting for finding common ground for it took our joint breath away and it made us contemplate things greater in life than our daily squabbles.
Places to visit in mugshots for those wishing to soak in some culture, history and arts in one potent cocktail, shaken – and – stirred:
Basilique du Sacre Coeur
Chateau de Versailles
Jardin de Versailles
Cathedral of Notre Dame
The Eiffel Tower
Cruising on the River Seine
Palais du Luxembourg
We were swept off our feet, humbled, elevated and so very proud to be European. Admiring the wonders of architecture, sculpture, paintings and arts, wondering about the great minds – philosophers, writers and thinkers who laid the foundation of the unique European culture which shapes us today, remembering the history our ancestors built together, the blood they shed and the blood we share as it curses through our veins and makes us all one and same people, we couldn’t shake the sense of loss that is Brexit. Cutting Britain off the face of Europe is the proverbial cutting one’s nose off to spite the face, an act of self-harm.
A few snippets of what we are -metaphorically at least – leaving behind: