I help the school on a surprise outing.
We will ride the giant ferris wheel.
We will see out across all of paris.
The Tuilleries is winter frozen empty and beautiful. It is still too early for tourists we break the calm with our screaming horde.
Now all the children are waiting directly under the wheel but they don't yet know that this is the surprise. They start to vibrate with excitement. A hundred heated disputes break out, predictions, devinations offered and rejected.
And then like a magician their mistress reveals the magic tickets.