Sit Back & Smoke a Cigar

I have been especially sentimental over this last week. Reminiscing….going through old songs on my iPod, photos…… Thinking about what was, what could have been, maybe even what should have been….. A door I thought had closed forever, and probably should be, was re-opened with a mysterious email. Funny how that can take you on a trip down memory lane – some good, some bad.

One place it did lead me was to one of my favorite trips, favorite memories – when Renee and I went to Paris. Nothing but a backpack, a little cash, a Paris guidebook and two open & eager minds to explore the world got on a train and had no idea what was ahead of us. We saw Paris in a way many people never will. The memory that sticks so strongly in my mind was us at the Buddha Bar. It was the first (and only time mind you) I had smoked a Cuban cigar. We had a glass of Cognac to go with it. All dressed up with our cigar and cognac, I felt so sophisticated…cultured…worldly. We were free spirits ready to embark on the city of love and enjoy whatever it had to give us. I didn’t want to let go of that feeling then, and I don’t want to let go of it now. The serenity in just sitting back and enjoying that cigar, without a care in the world of what’s going to happen tomorrow, or if I’ll ever have someone to spend tomorrow with. The bravery to grab him by the hand and go salsa dancing when we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. I miss those times. With all the craziness going on in my life right now, it makes me want to just sit back and smoke a cigar.

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4 Responses to “Sit Back & Smoke a Cigar”

  1. Brandon Skomo Says:

    Interesting, that is no doubt. You give a excellent outlook on things, We’ll make sure to check back very often.

    • saltisnotthespiceoflife Says:

      Thank you. I try to offer another view point of life other than the ordinary. Please do stop by again.

  2. Freddie Loera Says:

    Your post certainly was one of the best things of my weekend. I was on Msn searching for some thing totally unrelated when the title grabbed my interest. Im delighted I took the moment to look over your blog post!

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