September 22- Gustave’s Assistant

Ever since I was little, and watched the show “Madeline”, I’ve wanted to see the Eiffel Tower. It’s always seemed like such a fantastic and beautiful landmark, and it is!

But we have built it up so much, that the idea, and the romance of the tower is what really draws people to it. Did you know that the tower was never supposed to be a permanent fixture in the Paris skyline? It was built in 1869 by Gustave Eiffel (well actually by his assistant, but I digress) for the Exposition Universalle. It was planned to be demolished after 20 years, but had grown so famous officials decided to keep it.

For me, a perpetual nostalgic and dreamer, the realization that something was saved merely because people liked the idea of it, thrills me. Yes the tower was surrounded by vendors and tourists. But we were all there together, enjoying the romance and idea of the tower. Call me cheesy, but I think that is the most beautiful part about the Eiffel Tower.


his pledge to her.

i will kill the spiders. i will share my fries with you when you’ve finished all yours and are still hungry. i won’t ever pop my collar.  i will never be rude to your tummy- when i hear it growl and gurgle, i promise to bend down and reply respectfully. i will eat the mushrooms when we order the supreme pizza. i will kiss the papercuts. and the door-slammed finger. and the counter-bumped hip. i’ll try my hardest not to get annoyed when you whisper questions and comments during movies. i will be the big spoon. i will let you win at wrestling. sometimes. other times i will not. i will go faster. harder. i will pull when you want. and tease you when you don’t. i will send you random txts and leave you silly gifts. not always. not on schedule. just whenever i want to. whenever i think you need one. or seven. i will check your tire pressure. and remind you to take your car in. i will hold your hand. i will love you. i will love you. i will love you.

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