Ode to Paris

Paris my spiritual home 
On and off for 25 years 

City of food and wine
City of art and culture
City of fashion and style

City that educated me
University of Life

City where I met food writers
Poets and writers
Marginal creative individuals
Like myself

City where I met myself
My capabilities and expansion
My freedom and independence

City that taught me how to make a living
Buying and selling antique collectables
Between Paris, London and New York

City where I walked my talk
City where I made lifelong friends
City that changed my style forever
City that changed my taste buds
City that influenced my life

Yes, I became a cultural snob
A vulture thirsting never ending knowledge

If I were to be reincarnated
La vie

Ca c'est Paris!

Written in Diane Samuel's 'Express yourself' workshop at Cortijo Romero, Orgiva, May 2017.