Honestly, bad memory.
I reply with a 30 second silent pause as my brain searches for clues.
"The concert tonight. Did you forget?" my friend wants to know.
"Uh, oh, yeah, I remember. What time does it start?" I asked.
"It's already started, 7 o'clock. Where are you?"
"Oh, okay, I'll be there. I am at my apartment. " I say, wondering how I am going to manage to shower, get dressed, and catch the metro in 10 minutes.
Luckily my friend has a solution.
"Ah yes, you forgot. Okay, when you arrive, text me, and I will meet you in the lobby."
I am really glad my French friends in Paris seem to go with the flow of my mostly mis-managed life.
We met as re-planned and enjoyed a wonderful concert in the church of Madeleine. I smiled as I admired the beauty inside the church and thought about how nice it felt to be inside a church filled with Parisians on a random weeknight in Paris.
I couldn't resist taking a few photos with my camera set on Silent, No Flash.
Outside the Church Madeleine. Statue of Christ.
Beauty in the front of the church.
Artful Sculptures. Massive Organ seen leaving the church.
A wonderful concert. Beautiful Music.
I left a few prayers behind for friends, family and my life in Paris.