Up late


after a friend's harpsichord concert (Art of the Fugue) at the Columbia University Paris Center in Montparnasse last night, with drinks after at the Tschann bookstore, a Paris landmark, open late, with tables full of literature and people browsing. Still chilly but sunny here, the damper air settling on the zinc roofs, and drying off more slowly than earlier this week. My neighbour across the street has just put out breakfast for the crows, that were waiting on the church buttress for her to emerge with her dish of leftovers. It's weather to be out walking in, along the quais, newly closed to traffic on the Right (sunny) Bank--but early, because the sun is down by 4 pm along the river.