Today's bit of sunshine has been brought to me by a transatlantic flight from New York to Paris yesterday, as well as some cooperative weather on the Paris side.
Flaky not only describes the pastry in the picture, but sometimes reflects my bewildered jet-lagged state after doing one of these back-and-forths between France and the U.S. The "Why am I doing this?" question comes to the surface and I'm then too tired to fight it or respond intelligently to it. So I shrug it off until I get a full night's sleep.
And then I step outside, take a run in the Luxembourg Gardens, buy one of these babies...
... and know.