Painting credit:Iain Vellacott
An old record playing "Le Vie en Rose" crackled while I sipped my dirty martini on a luxurious red velvet couch. It had only been a day since I had gotten off the plane, but this place was already feeling familiar. Maybe because it reminded me of him.
Everywhere I looked I saw him. He would have loved this place. So rich in culture, a slower pace of life, new smells, new languages, a bouquet for the senses.
I took another sip. I saw children outside playing with their dog on the street and imagined what might have been.
Shelley's Inkwell blog is where non-fiction and fiction collide. It's a place for my life reflections and a place to escape into some really good stories. Sometimes that really good story is fiction and sometimes it's non-fiction. Because sometimes the best chapters in life are the ones we could never write ourselves.