je l’ai dans mon sang!

10 October 2009 at 15:07 Leave a comment

Wharton on Paris:

“I am sunk in the usual demoralizing happiness which this atmosphere produces in me,” Wharton wrote in a letter at the end of 1907. She added, “The tranquil majesty of the architectural lines, the wonderful blurred winter lights, the long lines of lamps garlanding the avenues & the quays — je l’ai dans mon sang!” (“I have it in my blood!”)

Edith Wharton, 1907

Her description is so evocative.

I always miss Paris in the Autumn.

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