Flower Delivery For Abelard & Heloise Still There

If you’ve been reading my blog, you may have read about my gift for Abelard and Heloise.  If you haven’t, you might want to go back and take a look at yesterday’s post so this one will make sense to you now. Kim, a blogging friend in Paris took a little stroll up to Père Lachaise cemetery yesterday after reading my post to see what I left behind. She sent me word in the comment section of yesterday’s post that my wedding bouquet was still there.

Today, she very kindly sent me an email with a photograph she took of my bouquet at the grave. In the picture, you can see someone else has tossed a flower tribute as well. I left mine there on February 4th and it looks suprising good for being out there slightly more than three weeks. If you consider that I made my bouquet on February 1st, I’d say those flowers were a good buy.

Big thanks to Kim for sending this picture for me to share.  She’s added a new chapter to an already sweet memory.

Wedding Bouquet - 3 Weeks Later February 26, 2009

Wedding Bouquet - 3 Weeks Later February 26, 2009

2 thoughts on “Flower Delivery For Abelard & Heloise Still There

  1. It was so funny going there. I felt like I was on a bit of a treasure hunt!

    Seriously the cemetery is seven minutes’ walk from my door. I’ve been meaning to go see the Mur des Féderés (where, in 1870, the Parisian authorities shot down the Communard rebels up against a wall) and the memorials to the deported. So when I saw your post with your gift for Heloise& Abelard, I thought — I really should head over there.

    Once I got to the section where the map indicated they were buried, it was easy to find them thanks to the scaffolding you had mentioned. And I was so excited to see your bouquet there! It was like a little connecting point — to think that this friend whom I met only a couple of months ago through blogging had been here a few weeks ago and left this token from your wedding, and that I was there again to pay respects to the famous couple.

    Maybe it sounds corny, but it made me happy!

  2. It’s not corny at all Kim…I completely understand. It made me happy that you went up and saw my flowers there. To connect in that way has a sort of timeless feel to it.Like time crossing over in modern day…my life and yours connecting from a distance.

    I know that may not make much sense, but I thought it was pretty cool too…I really was happy to have the photograph you took as well.

    Thanks again


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