I’m a Fan Friday: Twenty-One for 2021 – #15

Our Honeymoon in Paris, June 2017

My wife Sarah and I took our honeymoon in Paris, back in 2017. It was one of the best weeks of my life.

One morning, I rose before Sarah awoke and went downstairs to the bar/cafe area that had just opened for breakfast. After sitting down in a seat at a table by the window, I opened my journal and began to write.

It was nothing. Just a few words I’ve long forgotten.

But as I began to write, I felt compelled to stop and take everything in for just a moment.

I was a writer, writing in Paris!

Later that day, Sarah and I found Hemingway’s Paris home. We ate lunch where he likely ate often.

I’m not going to pretend to be Ernest Hemingway’s biggest fan, but his life has always interested me. I imagine his struggles were similar to the struggles I face.

At the same time, I’m quite hopeful our two lives will not end with the same experience.

Corey Stoll’s performance in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” is just beautiful (as is Owen Wilson’s, btw).

This clip shows you why.

Author: Scott Langdon

Scott Langdon is an actor and writer living just outside of Philadelphia in Bristol, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Watson. Before the Time of Covid, he could be seen on stages throughout the professional Philadelphia theater community or writing in a local Starbucks, where the only way they could get rid of him was to tell him there was a pandemic. He has a hard time knowing when he's not wanted.

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