I am an American who currently calls Paris and the Northeastern United States home. These two lines from the song “J’ai deux amours” sum up my sentiments well:
J’ai deux amours
Mon pays et Paris
I have two loves
My country and Paris
What I love about Paris: the French language, exploring different neighborhoods, a multitude of free art and cultural events, patisseries, how the Seine River cuts through the city, lit up bridges at night, taking the train to other regions of France, figuring out how things work.
What I love about the United States: the greater proximity of my family and longtime friends, speaking my native language, libraries, supermarket shopping on Sunday, driving with the music up and the windows down, dried cranberries, knowing how things work.
Feel free to contact me!