La Tour Eiffel. An icon of Paris. Beautiful. It makes me feel things I've never felt before. I went there in the morning, afternoon, and night. I felt very attached to it each time I went there as if there was nothing in the world that could make me any happier. I loved seeing glimpses of it in surprising places throughout Paris. It was a pleasant reminder of where we were. Sometimes I would see it and think, "Oh yeah, I'm in Paris right now." I feel like I got to know the Eiffel Tower very well. As much as I loved being at the base of it, there are a lot of tourists and obnoxious street vendors selling Eiffel Tower key chains. I felt bombarded while I was trying to have my own soul searching experience. I finally had my experience, but not at the Eiffel Tower. It was on a bright green bridge near Porte D'Auteuil metro stop. It was a beautiful day with a slight breeze. I leaned on the railing of the bridge looking out onto the Seine with a perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. I felt like I was breathing the Eiffel Tower. I wasn't worrying about anything. I wasn't thinking about the past or anticipating the future. I was simply living in the moment as me, Sarah Scoville. I let the present envelope me and seep into every part of me. I was healing any stress or care I had. There was nothing more I needed. I can't describe what I learned in this moment, but it's a moment that I will never forget.
The Eiffel Tower is a symbol of Paris for me and Paris will always be in my heart. I know that sounds really cheesey or cliche, but that's the only way I can describe how I feel about Paris.