American Writers Dream of Paris
By Norma Jaeger Hopcraft
How is it possible? Yet it's true! I lived in Paris for a year on a creative writing sabbatical. It was great! I went to the Louvre from time to time. The former palace is in itself a work of art. And then there's the priceless art on the walls. Yes, I saw the Mona Lisa. Here she is:
Possibly the most famous piece of art in the world.
I asked someone in the huge crowd waiting to see the painting to take my picture, "her and me together." Just then my eyes closed, of course. But here is one of my happiest moments.