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"We’ll Always Have Paris,” Or, Thanks Is Not Enough
by Sam Bluefarb (March 2015)
“Paris is forever…” –Ernest Hemingway
In this late fall of my life, Juanita and I--she, some twenty-plus years younger than me--flew to Paris. What were the odds of an octogenarian—even a young octogenarian--surviving a one-way, much less a round-trip? Or would I re-enact the fate of that nameless character in Ivan Bunin's story "The Gentleman from San Francisco"? In the full flush of health, on a tour of romantic Capri, he drops dead. more>>>