She tells me that its hard to be a woman and we talk about our experiences with divorce except that 25 years ago at age 40 she found the love of her life and she is still with him. I couldn't be happier because Louise could light up a room with her ebullience alone.
We converse in French until the next customer comes in seeking her very keen and personalized service. The young woman of not more than 40 listens to both of us as we pass on little tips. She is clearly not a big cosmetics user; even less so than me.
I look forward to the next time I see Louise and she gives me a huge smile and a wave as I leave.
"Au revoir fille"