The last several weeks has been frustrating and exhausting. Surprisingly, it brings relief, even for a bit, to go through my archives and reminisce blissful moments — for example, roaming around one of the most charming bookstores I’ve ever experienced. I now fully understand the effects of throwback photos; promise not to mock it again. So. Here’s a throwback photo, a ninja shot inside Shakespeare and Company, always a high point when in Paris.