Then a couple of hours later, I found myself strolling across this bridge (Pont Neuf, the city's oldest):
And before I realized what was happening, this man was kneeling in front of me with a diamond ring sparkling in his hand:
He looked up into my eyes and said, "Je vous demande commencer la danse de nos vies ensemble..." (Translation: "I'm asking you to begin the dance of our lives together...")
I gasped, clutching my heart, and stammered, "Oh my gosh! Are you SERIOUS? Is it REAL?!" (Translation: "Yes, a thousand times, yes!")
He smiled at me and slid the ring on my finger as a misty rain fell over the Seine. We wandered around Paris in a daze for nearly an hour before finding ourselves back on the bridge and then stumbling into Côté Seine for a champagne dinner.
Ten years later, my answer would simply be: Oui, bien sûr. And what a dance it has turned out to be.