For this week’s Theme Thursday, I decided to take a trip to Fantasyland, Parisian style. Keeping in mind the theme for the week, Lunch, this is my offering.
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Déjeuner dans le parc
The whistle blew and, mon dieu, I was ready. It had been a grueling morning, and it was only the thought of lunch that had kept me going. I collected my lunch pail from the window sill near my desk, and headed outside. It was such a beautiful day, one of the first of the year, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to soak up some of the warm spring sunshine.
Le Jardin des Tuileries wasn’t too far from the office, so I decided to spend the lunch break there. Two hours in the warm sun were just what I needed.
I spotted a small copse of chestnut trees near the boat pond. I carried my lunch over, and settled beneath one of the trees. The tree was just beginning to bud, and the few pale green leaves that were out were not enough to shade my spot. The sun dappled through, covering me with a delicate blanket of warmth. I sat for a few moments, gazing over at the pond, and letting the stress of the morning drop away. It wouldn’t be long before the children came to launch their sailboats out onto the pond, but for now, a few ducks had the place to themselves.
With growing anticipation, I opened my lunch pail. Oh, la! Jean Luc had packed it with all my favorites. I laid out my feast, poured a glass of wine, and leaned back against the welcome support of the big tree.
Ah, c’est magnifique.
There were definite advantages to being married to a chef!
Like I said, Fantasyland.