Letters to Follow – Unsent Letter Part Two
Lynne story, in LTF, Letters to Follow-A Dancer’s Adventure, contains post cards and letters she sends to Marta and her new friend, Noel. Below is part of a too-long letter I didn’t use in the book. (Space is a luxury when I write such long books!)
This apartment is the tiniest in the world. It’s much, much smaller than my old garage apartment with three people living in it. I sleep in a trundle-bed and stare up at a super high ceiling. The hostess is a slob. We (Arty and I) have no privacy except for a sheet hung on a rope between us and the bite-size kitchen. Picture this: we have a doll-sized fridge, a hot plate, no storage and no real table to sit at for eating. We’ll go native and shop every day for food, which is kinda cool. We’re on the top floor, which is not cool when we’re carrying everything up to the apartment. When I have more time, I’ll tell you about the elevator!
Outside, I know I’m in Paris: stone buildings, tree-lined streets, gardens on nearly every block, dog poop on every sidewalk, and wrought iron railings around tiny balconies with flowers in planters. Makes me want to live where I can have a balcony and flowers. Of course, I’d probably forget to water the imaginary flowers, so I’ll just enjoy the view from the imaginary balcony.