building American in Paris
One last Paris note. I felt that I understood the complex nature of Thomas Jefferson’s and Benjamin Franklin’s deep love for France and for this country. Looking outside the windows of the Lourve and Versailles on dim snowy days made me see their idea that all people deserve the vistas and expanses that these places in the world had sculpted. They aspired to an ordered beauty and a democratic definition of space, France had illustrated the potential and these men believed in the aspiration.