Sunday, November 7, 2010

Le Enfant In Paris

There is something about this
little girl....
I can't quite figure out what it is.
I will try my best to explain.
Sitting in the sun to warm up
in the Jardin des Tuileries
my eyes followed her at play~
My heart slowly melted.
I wanted to pick her up and never let her go~

There were no words spoken between us,
only long quiet sighs as if we knew each other...
When she walked away I felt empty.
I missed her.
I felt lost.
The funny thing is....
I realized watching her this year that she
is the very same little mademoiselle
that I photographed last October
on the Carousel in the Jardin des Tuileries~

A year younger, wearing her red coat
I was drawn to her the same way last year.
She gathered leaves to make
a beautiful leaf bouquet!
She was so special, so whimsical and so familiar to me
in her own little world of wonder.
Our eyes connected as she went round & round...

I believe our hearts meet at play in the same place.
A place far away somewhere out there~
Even though....I live in America.
She lives in Paris.
I speak English.
She speaks French.
I Adore her.
I don't even know her name...
Has this sort of thing ever happened to you?
Do you think I will see her next year?

Have a week full of far far away magic!
all photos taken by Janet Solomon at FrenchBlue


  1. Beauty is attractive at any age.

    Felicity x

  2. Oh my goodness! Janet, that is incredible and magical! I think you will see her again, it's fate.
    I heard once that we meet some people in our lives that we are drawn to and have an instant connection to (Soulmates & Kindred Spirits) and that they are souls we have loved in past lives. I'm not sure if I believe in past lives but it's a beautiful thought. To think that our spirits can recognize a love from centuries ago it's a lovely idea.

    I love these pics Janet! Have a wonderful week my friend!

  3. Oh my magical...this gave me tingles today my friend. Chance? {I think not} ......xo

  4. Beautiful pictures
    and a great story.
    I hope you meet her again!

  5. So very sweet. I love the images of this lovely little one!

    Art by Karena

  6. That's so beautiful Janet!
    You know there is no such thing as a coincidence... you two share something. Maybe a past life? Who knows but that moment, that time, one year apart is definitely something and Thank you for sharing that special something with us. I truly believe happiness is in moments!
    I've missed you :)
    It's always a pleasure to visit here

  7. Janet - beautiful photo, beautiful little girl and you too are beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful time, can't wait to see you in a couple weeks!

  8. Oh my goodness! What a story! What are the odds? This was an amazing gift!
    Although nothing quite like this has ever happened to me, I am a people watcher, always have been. I love to wonder what others lives are really like, how they live. I especially am drawn to the elderly. What have they seen, good and bad, and what secrets to life could they tell me?
    --Lee Ann

  9. She is a speical one! It shows you were in the moment, the right place at the right time in life. That's the best place to be. I think you will see her again and she will see you~~

  10. That is SO amazing!! What a beautiful little girl~ kinda reminds me of myself a little because I am a "nature gatherer." :)

  11. Janet,
    Funny thing...As I was awaiting your posts on your Paris trip this year a couple of days ago, I recalled the sweet post you wrote last year about the little Parisian girl gathering leaves...
    Yes, I think we all can see a glimpse of ourselves in young children...the memories of our own childhood and the reminder of the child that still lives within us.

    Have a blessed week, my dear friend,

  12. Hello,dear Janet;-)*

    How wonderful that is...and truly,I believe in this kind of mirricals or ''fortuitous case''!
    Without any warning,oh,I like your post SO very much!
    Nothing happened without a rison:-)))*

    Thank you so very much for sharing this beyond fabulous moment from your life,dear Janet!

    My hugs and Love to you,


  13. What an interesting post! Wow...isn't the world small? Stories like this remind of that.

  14. That is a remarkable coincidence. Must be fate!

  15. Dearest Janet ~

    I have are so open to all the beautiful and wondrous moments that cross your path. What a magical sharing of two special souls who definitely have a common link! Don't you just wish you could know what that sweet little precious was thinking? She knows ~

    Looking forward to hearing every detail of your French getaway. Sending lots of love and fairy sparkles your way from this happy house of 3 who adore you so!


  16. Souls do travel in packs; I'm sure you have met her long ago and will see her again...what a fantastic shows how wonderful and open your heart & soul are...have a lovely week~

  17. hi sweet janet...
    such a darling story...and she reminds me of the little girl in that wonderful french movie..(i forget the name???) do you which one i am referring to?

  18. That is truly amazing! I have had stuff like this happen.. not all the way in Paris though; to me, that makes it sooooo much more evident that it was God's intent for you to see her again.

  19. Ohh soo sweet.. we can say that worls is so small.

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  20. no it has not but I can only hope it will. How magical. If you could see me now my jaw is dropped in awe of the repeated enounter,


  21. yes of course, you'll see her again! it's magic!

  22. BONJOUR,
    très beau blog, très beau, élégant, agréable...


    Kiss from my PROVENCE in FRANCE

  23. I understand what you feel...Yes you'll see her again, This happened to me, but with a young men , I can explain what's happen when our eyes are connected. And coicidence make him following me, ever and ever. Why ?(I have feelings strong as if it was my child ...I am convinced that this is a report with our past lives...)
    Bisous de France, Normandie.

  24. So precious! I instantly became friends with a little girl on our honeymoon in Fiji... even though we didn't speak the same language, I felt that same connection you described. You never know when you will see her next...

  25. Incroyable! That is truly a a crossing of souls. It's almost incomprehensible, so amazing! Maybe you belonged to each other in a past life!?

  26. What a magical story! Just like this beautiful blog of yours :)


    Paris in pink