Tag Archives: loneliness

an

| year (masculine noun) | /ɑ̃/ This was a year of radical change. Somewhere, something broke, and I offered the universe an ultimatum: Hear me, or I will go. How idiotic and narcissistic I was to believe the universe could … Continue reading

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vivante

| alive (feminine adjective) | /vivɑ̃t/ Being alone defies social norms. From a young age, there is instilled in us a certain fear of solitude, because it is the terrible breeder of loneliness. That fear crystallizes within us until we … Continue reading

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pavé

| cobblestone (masculine noun) | /pave/ I have friends who have spent months traveling alone through South America and Africa, so you may scoff at my one-week solo trip through Scotland. But it was nothing short of a personal victory. … Continue reading

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aller

| to go (verb) | /ale/ The academic year has come to an end, so I’m burdened with copious amounts of time. I am legally obligated to stay in France until my contract ends on July 15th, since I have several … Continue reading

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remercier

| to thank (verb) | /ʀ(ə)mɛʀsje/ France, I have always been able to adapt to new, sometimes frightening environments, even if I trembled on the precipice before finally gasping and taking that leap. Once a timid introvert, I have become … Continue reading

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