5 Best Bits – “Paris For One & Other Stories” by Jojo Moyes

Book Quotes are in bold. Cristina Thoughts are not.

“Come on. You have to live so that you have something to write about.”

I need quiet time. I need to recharge. I think of Gustave Flaubert’s “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you can be violent and original in your work.” He’s right. And he’s wrong. I love my quiet, regular, orderly time. And I live in eager anticipation of the next burst of life! Today I’m looking forward to family time and travel time in the next few months – I don’t know that I’ll write about it, but it will absolutely write my life.

“It’s good. To just go.”

Pay off debts. Buy what you need. Protect your money. Protect your time. And when you’re ready to GO? GO! There’s nothing like it.

“Tell me…the best thing that has ever happened to you.” “The best? Oh, I’m kind of hoping it hasn’t happened yet.”

I can’t wait!!!

And yet she glows, she looks full of mischief and joy.

Days are best, lived with mischief and joy.

As she walks, in a city of strangers, her nostrils filled with the scent of street food, her ears filled with an unfamiliar language, she feels something unexpected wash through her. She feels connected, alive.

I felt this once…in Paris.

Thank you, world.

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