Tag Archives: friendship

jamais

| never (adverb) | /ʒamɛ/ Coming home each summer is strange; it’s like re-entering a parallel reality to which I have no access during the other eleven months of the year. Once at home, I find myself trying to reintegrate … Continue reading

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étoiles

| stars (feminine plural noun) | /etwal/ I remember those first days back in the United States: the immensity of it all; those wide, open spaces dwarfing me. At night, the sky seemed infinite. I grew dizzy as I spun … Continue reading

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canaux

| canals (masculine plural noun) | /kano/ I have stopped believing that a simple calendar day can change anything. I have stopped making New Year’s resolutions. If I want to change something, I do it. I don’t care if it’s January … Continue reading

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deuil

| grief (masculine noun) | /dœj/ Given that I’m an American expatriate living in France, I feel that I must comment on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. It’s expected, isn’t it? But what should I say? Nothing I write … Continue reading

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été

| summer (masculine noun) | /ete/ I’ve never liked summer. Those long, sweltering days make my eyes roll back in my head. I ride out caffeine highs driving swiftly down winding country roads leading to oblivion. I feel weightless and … Continue reading

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toit

| roof (masculine noun) | /twa/ For the past week I’ve been renting an apartment in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, just steps away from the Musée d’Orsay. I’m on the seventh floor, just beneath the roof, so I’ve befriended the local pigeons who … Continue reading

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au revoir

| goodbye | /o ʀəvwaʀ/ Travel is not for the faint of heart, because traveling means always having to say goodbye. Tomorrow I’ll leave behind my apartment, laden with memories, and embark on my first-ever solo journey through Eastern Europe. Here … Continue reading

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