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Beth Arnold
Paris, France
Writer/journalist/blogger/creative living in Paris and digging it--writing about culture, politics, & more--nonfiction and fiction.
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Hey Karin, Thanks so much for your comment/s. So many of us are experiencing what you and I have, and the conversation is going to grow bigger and bigger and will be ongoing from here on out. As progress moves along, our identities and how we experience ourselves, express ourselves, and how we can remain whole is part of our consciousness in one way or another. The parameters of the conversation may evolve, but this is one that's here to stay. You can email me at beth@betharnold.com. All my best, Beth
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That is one good idea. Thanks!
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About a year ago, I realized I was burned out. “Fried and fragmented” were the words that felt most right to me. For too long I had been flinging pieces of myself haphazardly into cyber space... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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I hope our journey will inspire you to chase your own dreams, whatever they are. We’ll be chasing ours. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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A few shots of the dynamic Paris - Delhi - Bombay exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. I loved its cultural mission and its energy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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A place to sit and reflect...to regard the reflections in the water. To think about what you see. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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What allure or circumstance of life had drawn and kept them here? I didn’t recognize their names or know their stories, but the mysterious unkempt graves were a summons to consider them. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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Being lost in a good book is a pathway to transcendence, this through a written page. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Beth Arnold
Posted Aug 27, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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A couple of months before—on Jim’s birthday—I had dreamed of this place, not knowing what or where it was. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Beth Arnold
Hi Kimberly, It was a gorgeous day! Paris is the most beautiful city in the world...hands down, if you ask me. You can always come and enjoy Paris. One of these days, I also want to get to Norway. I want to go Oslo--and get on a boat and hit some of those towns like Bergin and Trondheim. I want to go to Lapland and ride in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Best wishes, Beth
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A perfect spot to sit and read, to watch the Tuileries garden grow. To see Paris in all its glory. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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It's called "Over The Rainbow," which is something we all want in one way or another. We want to find our own pots of gold on the other side, whatever they may be. Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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Clearly a man of great appetites, he had hundreds of wives and fathered a reported 800 children, the descendants of which now guard his tomb. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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...red, yellow, and green tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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So Salvador Dali...As if Dali would say, "Shh, don't tell anyone." Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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Women were said to leave their house only twice-when they married and when they died. Their only close contact with a larger world was with female relatives, and they used their spare time to weave rugs in which they told their stories in symbols. Creating them was their outlet, their means of self-expression in which they could connect with themselves and the universal spirits who cosmically saw and heard them. I felt conjoined in their sisterhood, their language in art and woven voices. Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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There is no greater pleasure than to walk along the Seine--but in summer, being on or by this iconic river is especially sweet. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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A nice spot to take a lazy afternoon and read. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2011 at Beth Arnold
Hi Kimberly, Thanks so much! I really (obviously) love the colors, too, and I love doors. I love photographing doors. So much import and mystery to them. I definitely recommend going to Morocco. I've been twice and would like to go again. Would love to go out into the Sahara on a camel safari. Would like to spend some time on the coast, too, and go back to Marrakech. By the way, my next few posts will be about Morocco, too. So help me spread the word. Thanks so much for writing! Really love to connect to my readers. All best, Beth
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He showed us the royal palace, the Tour Hassan, and the rapturous energy of an unfinished mosque...The tower, a chunk of wall, and the silent columns are all that remain. They spoke to us with what I believe was mythic power. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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To give another French spin: Before the scandal broke, a journalist friend of mine said that some women journalists she had been told about were basically lining up to sleep with DSK since they thought he could become president. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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Straight from a fairy tale... IMG_8147 Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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But no matter where the lightning strikes, as the winds of change howl, so does man. We all must ride the storms that are thrown us. Or get bucked off and drown. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2011 at Beth Arnold
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I wanted to share with you the exhibition I produced with friends in early July at the French Institute of Fashion... We called it THE GRANS'GANG. The point was to show that grannies still rock over 80 years old. If you enjoy the show, join the group THE GRANS'GANG on Facebook!! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2011 at Beth Arnold