[courtesy of La Rochefoucauld, in my daily newsletter from Evene . Translation for everyone who took Spanish in high school: one ought to keep a resolution because it is good, and not because one has made it]
So here it is, only January 17th, and already I've kept my New Year's Resolution: I found a new apartment! If all goes well with the lease-signing I'll be moving on February 1st. Everything about it is supercool-- the apartment itself, my future roommate, anna, my bedroom with its antique mirror and fireplace, the calm courtyard my window looks onto, the bed I'm buying from Ikea, the fact that the kitchen will actually be a SEPARATE room from my bedroom, all the space Baxter will have to run around in, the neighborhood (the 9th, near the apparently branché Rue des Martyrs and the less branché synagogue on Rue de la Victoire).... I can't wait.
There are other "resolutions" that I have for this year, but honestly, what's the difference between a resolution and a goal?
Anyway, in case the lease and the ikea bed didn't give it away, I'm staying in Paris for the foreseeable future. I guess we all saw this coming. What can you do but yield to the inevitable?
Well, there's a new maxim for La Rochefoucauld. Il faut tenir à l'inévitable parce qu'il est bon, et non parce qu'il est inévitable.