Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Le monde est petit

Last January, the day after we arrived, Peter, Mary and I were strolling down the little pedestrian street by Procope.  I noticed two ladies nearby snapping photos as well,  and I thought I had stepped into one of their photos, so I turned to apologize.  On of them put her  hand on my arm and explained that she and her friend had seen us twice already that day...in the Metro and at the Sempé exhibit!  She went on to say that she had recognized me from my blog that she read frequently, so she knew I was in Paris.   Then she said, "And that's Peter isn't it! I recognized him from his blog!"  What are the chances that would meet Clista, all the way from Texas, in Paris for heaven's sake!  We had a nice visit and then Mary asked where they were headed the next day and they said the pet cemetery. Well we were too and as we crossed the street to the cemetery the next day, who do you think we saw???  What could be more fun than to meet a blog friend in Paris... twice.   Le monde est petit!

30 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

Le monde est petit indeed, V. I can't believe your story. This is really cool, actually. Thankful for this great photo of you three. Always fun to "see" my blogger friends in person. :-) Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Malyss said...

A french quote says" Les grands esprits se rencontrent" (High spirits always meet)...:o)

audekapi said...

@Malyss

The English saying for "les grands esprits se rencontrent" is "Great minds think alike". It is also much less ambiguous than the French expression, it is not about physical meeting! lol :)

Great blog by the way, it was a joy to stroll back throught the past entries.

Daryl said...

and then add to that the happenstance of 'once you meet someone you keep running into them over and over' ... it happened to us in Santa Fe .. a couple we met while breakfasting crossed paths with us several more times that day ..in Paris its kismet ... in Santa Fe its the vortex

Cezar and Léia said...

wonderful coincidence! :)
Love this picture!
Léia

Alison said...

This happens to me all the time in the grocery store. It's much more thrilling in the world of Paris blogs!

meine Dinge + Franka said...

Lovely story!

♥ Franka

Maya said...

Fun!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

My two dear friends and another fun Francophile... I do love meeting bloggers in Paris, in Madrid, in....

Great photo!

Janey and Co. said...

That is amazing! Although I don't know why? You (and Peter too) have become famous!

Peter Olson said...

Of course I remember this very nice moment! ... and now it's memorized forever by (Mary's) photo!

Eric Tenin said...

It's a cool story Virginia and like you said, yhe odds of meeting someone from Texas who already 'knows' in Paris ate next to nothing...

French Basketeer.com said...

I love it when this happens....maybe Paris is not so big after all!

Kristie Franklin said...

How cool V! What are the odds of that happening and meeting someone from Texas to boot. HAH (We live in Texas).

Great photo of all of you! :)

M Denise C said...

Such an enjoyable story. I can't wait to go back to Paris and maybe run into you!!

Starman said...

The fun of blogging.

An Eye for Detail said...

I just love that the world IS small, and blogging brings us all together! After all, we are all interested in similar places, people, things so it's only natural we should meet up!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Fun! How wonderful to be connected by common passions, in spite of geographical distances between homes! YOU are célèbre & it's well deserved.

Francesca Muir said...

No such thing as coincidence - you were meant to meet - maybe? Great story and happy memories. Fx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

What a small world... Who would have thought.. I think that is just great!
Wishing you a wonderful week.
Fondly,
Penny

Alexa said...

OMD (comme on dit en français)! I've found that NYC is actually a small town—and apparently the same can be said of our beloved Paris. Here's to all our wonderful blog pals, wherever we manage to encounter them!

Petrea Burchard said...

That is pure delight!

Jeanie said...

Can't tell you how much I love seeing these faces together! Peter was so generous with his time and talents when Rick and I visited. It's nice to see him again, and you, too!

Palomasea said...

That is so fantastic, Virginia! I can imagine how thrilled you all were, and I can see it in your beautiful smiles!
xoxo,
- Irina

This is Belgium said...

gorgeous picture, gorgeous people, gorgeous mempries

Natalie said...

Virginia, you look stunning, ah the scarf and the beret make it so parisian. Wonderful story.

Jack said...

That is pretty remarkable. She took a good photo of the three of you, too.

Harriet said...

Just catching up. Great photo and wonderful story! V, you and Peter are famous!

Clista Fischer said...

OMG! What a surprise to catch up on your blog this morning, Virginia, and then see myself smiling back at me. So good to "see" you and Peter again. And thanks to Mary for the great photo. Mon amie, Suz, was the one who kept saying, "You must say hello to them--they would be thrilled to know you follow their blogs." So glad we did. See you next trip??

Virginia said...

Clista, please email me and I"ll send the high res of our photo!
V