I was in Paris for the past few weeks. It was partly business, partly fun. I have never been there before so I was a classic American stupid tourist, but I did have a list of things to see in my free time and I saw them. Just being there for so long I got a taste of the lifestyle there, and it wasn't really what I expected.
I was disappointed at how Catholic the country still is. November 1 is a "national holiday." And why would that be? Because it's All Saints Day. I considered going to Notre Dame Cathedral that day, but I decided to sleep late and relax instead. That's what holidays are for! And anyway, if I want to see how the French Catholics celebrate a holiday, I'd rather see how they celebrate St. Denis, the patron saint of Paris, who was beheaded. I love Catholic art! The beheaded saints are pictured holding their heads. Kind of makes me wonder what the ceremony would be like.