It has been two days since the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris. After many emails and tracking by Facebook,we are grateful to find that our Parisian friends survived unscathed, but saddened by the deaths and injuries to so many.
We are on the last day of a twelve day visit to Paris– our first without children in 28 years. We had a great time catching up with old friends from the two times when we lived in Paris for academic years. On those occasions Clayton painted, sometimes in an atelier, sometimes on the street, while our children went to French schools. On this visit, Clayton discovered a painting that was so amazing, he spent more than an hour observing it: Retour de la Pêche; halage de la barque painted in 1894 by Joaquin Sorolla.