Jeanne Koré Salvato

waiting

waiting

Origin Middle English: from Old Northern French waitier, of Germanic origin; related to wake. Early senses included ‘lie in wait (for’), ‘observe carefully’, and ‘be watchful’. This is How I Wait! And what are the vagabonds in Beckett’s play waiting for?...
and it’s Easter in Paris

and it’s Easter in Paris

ne thing about not living in Paris is that you can day-dream about what you would do there, could do there. I love the concerts, which are plentiful this time of the year.  I would say that the French have a more seamless meld between the sacred and the...
day tripping in medieval Paris

day tripping in medieval Paris

was day-dreaming about a day in Paris. American friends say, “Oh, I’ve been to the museums. I’m going out of town.”  Well, let me get out my snobby pince-nez and say, “Well!”  How many times do I go stand at the Musée d’Orsay, a former train station, so very cool in...
ready, set, Paris!

ready, set, Paris!

his is a love letter to foreigners and friends alike who want to visit Paris. At the end of a short story Laurie Moore once wrote for the New Yorker about a traumatic subject, she said, “Ok, now where’s my money?” Right there in the story, she said that. ...
galette à la Rochester, NY

galette à la Rochester, NY

nference is an art.  I worked in the heart of a French school, teaching English literature, where I used to tell this to parents eager for their students to progress in their studies: Help them infer.  If you see a photo of a woman standing at a grave with flowers,...