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The Open Kimono

PERSONAL ESSAY

Paris, in the Springtime

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All winter of the year my father left for Paris, between sips of rough nouveau beaujolais, in the dim light of his seedy Left Bank apartment he read and re-read my tear-stained letters begging him to come home, please, Daddy. All winter I listened and waited, wondering why my mother cried every night, wondering why my aunt kept whispering that Dad would never come back for us. All winter, my…

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Adelia Ritchie

Adelia Ritchie

Science lover, contributing editor at SalishMagazine.org, co-editor of The Open Kimono. Send us your edgiest stuff! https://medium.com/the-open-kimono