‘In another language, you not only say things differently, you say different things.’
—Joseph Barry, The People of Paris
Innate restlessness and a love of diversity are both satisfied by lengthy conversation in France, usually in the structure of analysis. Everywhere you go, the French are analysing life. Sometimes this is on a pretty mundane level, but whether you are passing time talking politics in a café or just buying envelopes, expect a discussion of the options.
Even with my ‘mini’ French, I have learned amazing ...