Here I am in front of Victor Hugo's house. It is located in the Place Vosges, a very nice little park area on the right bank of Paris. It was late at night, after a very nice meal, and the museum was closed. It was a thrill to me to be where this writer, artist, and poet of the nineteenth century created some of those works we know.
Remember the movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"? This man wrote the book. I read Les Miserables as a young girl and it moved me then. Born in 1802, and living until 1885, he saw many changes in his country and world . His work touches upon the political, social, and artistic issues of his time. He served in the National Assembly and campaigned against the death penalty. A rather outspoken critic of what he deemed unjust politics, this man was not afraid to speak his mind.
Hugo is an artist I have always respected. I found out he is buried in the Pantheon, on the left bank, near the Sorbonne.That was the area I stayed when I first visited Paris almost 50 years ago. Life does go in circles.
Now I am back in Sedona, Arizona, remembering my visit and thinking about what I will be creating next.