Today we visited the Grand Palais for a large and wonderful retrospective of Joan Miro (1893-1983)--a leading Spanish artist of the 20th century. Most interesting for us was his early period--not prolific, but there were a number of works we didn't know. Best of all, however, was one of my favorite paintings altogether: The Farm, of 1921-22. It lives in the National Gallery in Washington, and I visit it on almost every stay there. We've visited the Grand Palais innumerable times, but I have only blipped this striking plaza and façade once before, for a show of the French artists Niki de Saint Phalle almost exactly four years ago. This blip is an improvement, I'd say. On a less happy note, we just watched the first match of the 2019 Six Nations Rugby tournament: Wales beat France 24-19, after the French led 16-zero at half-time.