You’ve seen The Music Man, right? Remember when Buddy Hackett tried to get Robert Preston to date the Sunday school teacher? Robert Preston says no, thanks, because he doesn’t want a blushing breathless baby doll, he wants a more adult romance. That’s Corfu--sadder but wiser.
You know that aunt, the one who didn’t quite conform to the family ideals? When all her siblings went to college, got jobs, got married, and had kids, she traveled and worked vague jobs in the service industry or took photos for a magazine or taught ESL and had boyfriends named Pascal and Xenos. She went skiing in Chile. She could hold her liquor and eat anything and sleep on the fold-out couch without complaining. Sometimes she borrowed money from your parents, and they always gave it to her in an effort to help her “get her life together.” Let’s call her Zelda.
Sinfonietta Paris is a Paris chamber music organization that sponsors a series called Music by the Glass. It features intimate concerts in lovely concert halls and private homes throughout the city. The concerts last about one hour so you won’t be overwhelmed, and after the concert there are wine and snacks, included in the ticket price. You can meet the performers and mingle with the audience.
Pictured: Paris Mom of Preschoolers on the town with dashing French tour guide and a few grandmothers
When we moved to Paris last year and joined a new church, I knew I needed to get involved. I’m an introvert, and if I don’t join something I’ll just slink in and out on Sundays and never meet anybody. Also I wanted to help out.