Hello and welcome to a rachnotes blog post written about my recent visit to Paris!
Salut et Bonjour
It’s here on a break away that I am inspired and find words and images to help me rise.
The tour d’ Paris has been a cultural swim in art, design, architecture, history and walking!
We walked and walked and walked. 88 steps up to our Airbnb apartment for starters!!
Many steps were taken around the Seine and museums and to our favourite brassiere!
I did not walk up the Eiffel Tower but observed from a happy distance, it’s mighty height and landmark.
I felt very present as I slowly took in the angles light and colour.
Could we sit with faith and art seeing it with a newness and an unbiased angle.
Giving Grace for the artist and their journey and ourselves in our battles and flourishing seasons.
Photography offers that extended time to see the artistic Florist at more leisure than the moments at the shop!
Steps into gardens and sculptures certainly lighted my heart with green and pinks making the perfect palette!
There is a step I linger still on, even now. Steps taken with friends I’ve known for many years. Steps taken by them in faith to encourage others in their steps. These steps taken daily are fulfilled through faithful stewardship. The weak knowing the strong in the journey of faith.
I listened to my childhood friend whom I hope will write his book. Pages of Christ empowering him to be all he is in Christ.
I’m encouraged by the passion and longevity. I know the words so written inside me.
It’s strength in weakness.
For all the steps I lingered on that week I wait over the words that echo Hope and life enduring.
I am grateful for a culture that speaks of God my creator in every brush, line, curve and colour.
I breathe in fresh inspiration as I return home to rise and know the words that many an artist will echo.
love Rach xx
Photos by rachnotes