For those celebrating today, Happy Mother's Day! (France's Fêtes des mères is on May 31 this year.)
While I was in the USA last week, I found some old photographs taken during my mother's and my only trip together to Paris. The year was 1984, and it was her first time traveling abroad. The fading images show us standing in front of Versailles and walking through the Tuileries Garden. In one picture, my mother is wearing a silk shirt and trousers. I'm dressed in a blue and black dress. We're gazing intently at the Eiffel Tower, each of us lost in our thoughts. Try as I might, I can't remember what we talked about. I wish that I could.