|A bright corner on rue Montparnasse|
Before heading to Reid Hall, I stop at Le Nemrod, one of the best restaurants on my street. I sit outside and watch the street activity. Clothing has completely changed since yesterday! My salad is another work of art.
|Une autre belle salade.|
|Jackie, Susan, Angela et moi|
Angela Davis came in the early 1960's to study and to escape the restrictions of being black. I bask in the sun, sip my Sauvignon and read my book. Quel bonheur!
Reid Hall is located on rue de la Chevreuse in a building that once was a porcelain factory. It is administered by Columbia University and houses overseas programs for several American universities. The Cours de la Civilisation française de la Sorbonne rents space from Columbia.
I meet Mildred in my old classroom which looks exactly the same. As it is warm, we go to a brasserie for a cold drink. What a wonderful reunion! We talk about travel, our daughters, art, theatre... for an hour and a half and I realize that I am completely comfortable with my French. We part ways at the Luxembourg and I promise to call her when I come back to Paris.
|Reid Hall provided a "safe" place for young women to study.|
|French is the rule here.|