Tomorrow morning I set out for Paris! I'll drive to Toulouse, and God willing, find the airport, and parking, and then Easy-jet to Paris. Once I'm on land again, I'll breathe a sigh of relief. My hotel is in the Latin Quarter--a nice change for me. I'll visit with my wonderful poet-friend Chantal Bizzini on Sunday. She translates my poetry and I translate hers (mine sounds much better in French!) And Monday I'll interview the fabulous Marilyn Hacker, who is the best translator of contemporary French poetry that I know.
Then back here, a day or two in Auvillar, and I head out again, to pick up my daughter and go to Barcelona with her. Her choice of city--it's her vacation.
One thing at a time though. First I need to find the Blagnac airport in Toulouse. What? My grandma Anna had never been out of her stetl before she shipped out to Ellis Island. I come by my anxieties honestly, if several generations late. I do have a GPS, and it is programmed for Toulouse and to get me back here.
Once I make it to Paris, I'll be singing--rain or sun! No computer, though. I'm Packing Light. You know me.
Let's see if the hotel has a terminal so that I can touch base.
A bientot! Amities, Marilyn
Causes Marilyn Kallet Supports
Southern Poverty Law Center, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, ACLU, Amnesty International, Save Darfur.