For my first decent night of sleep in a week, merci!
For Holly and Rich, who moved the Greengoose in to storage, merci!
For Tutu Ruth, who is keeping Betty, Chango and Benji company, merci!
For my mommy, who sent me Mary Jane Crocs in ruby red, merci!
For seeing Geoff and William stairmaster up the Eiffel Tower, merci!
For Alex ordering and trying escargot, merci!
For the scenic ride on the Seine, merci!
For sailing boats with Max and Maria in the Jardin des Tuileries, merci!
For standing slack jawed before the grandeur of the Louvre (without even actually going in,) merci!
For green salad with toasted goat cheese on slices of baguette, merci!
For Les Bouquinistes along the Seine, merci!
For new visitors, for dear visitors... merci!
For light on water and the light in their eyes, merci!
For curiosity, for stamina, for humor and humility, for comfortable shoes and single scoops of Berthillon ice cream and the Marche around the corner... merci! merci! merci! merci! merci! merci!
For the construction crew renovating across the courtyard from our hotel room, for their noise, and for bemusedly watching us eat our baguettes and frambois breakfast, we forgive you.