ex-Parisienne, ex-Montrealer, now happily discovering Vancouver | Thoughts in French or English, on cinema, art, travel, people, places, things, and sometimes about myself | @iisolde
Letters for a stranger
Instead of reuniting with old(er) ways of communicating with people that we love, we can now buy letters from a stranger. As beautiful and poetic as the concept can be, I wish more people felt that they have all the poesy and love they long for in real life.
Then again, it is similar to subscribing to a print magazine with fictional stories. And I would totally write for that startup. Oh, and I still send real old-school letters and postcards, too. All the time from everywhere that I travel too.
Au revoir Paris!
And so I am off to Montreal for the summer. I doubt that I will ever love any other city as much Paris. But it’s time to move on, at least for now.
I have returned to Montreal twice since moving to Paris two years ago, and each time I get asked the same questions - so much that I thought of putting together a Q&A brochure the first time!
YES I love love love living here. I just can’t get enough of this beautiful city and all the fun things happening all the time and the culture and the wine and the food and the elegance.
YES I have met wonderful people and I really feel at home here - more than in Montreal when I go back… Yes I now pronounce wifi “weefee” like them.
YES I had a cool job with awesome colleagues and great clients and I learned so much. YES I prefer North American leadership, business culture and work philosophy.
Voilà. Changing cities is addictive, too. Watch out New York, I have an eye on you.
Au revoir Paris.