Paris is my lover. It embraces me with tenderness, caressing me ever so gently as it whispers it’s secrets into my ear. Paris overtakes me with its passion, creating a longing within me that seems almost unbearable at times. Sometimes, Paris treats me with a callous indifference, leaving me shattered and utterly abandoned. But these moments are fleeting. They are but the consequence of a relationship that has become too familiar, and they are quickly banished to place where memory has no hold. This is, after all, no casual dalliance. This is a love affair in the grandest of schemes. It’s an epic romance, and my heart will belong to Paris until the day that I die.
Linda Donahue is an award-winning writer and photographer, not to mention the founder and editor-in-chief of ParisienSalon.com. Though currently based in Miami, Florida, Linda makes her way over to Paris several times a year. Her photographic work can be seen online at LindaDonahue.com.