Oui… I really do.
Paris is such a wonderful city, my heart breaks every time I have to leave.
I have been there more times than I can remember but it always feels like it’s the first time. I keep fantasizing about living there and going to all the art galleries, the Boulevard Saint Germain, photographing all the charming little streets, bringing my sketchbook to the gardens… Oh, and learning the language, of course, the most beautiful language in the world.
My French is very basic. Knowing Portuguese certainly helps a little (the grammar rules are sort of similar) but still, French is too precious not to learn it properly. I guess I could enroll at a local language school in Lisbon and take some evening classes, but the idea of learning French whilst not being in France doesn’t feel quite right to me. It’s like eating sugar-free chocolate, or drinking a non-alcoholic cocktail. It feels like the wrong kind of make-believe and it makes me quite sad, really.
I could take some online classes though, that would definitely appeal lot more to me. I could always try to recreate a little Paris in my own home, listening to Edith Piaf whilst doing my homework or eating macaroons whilst pronouncing my Rrrrrs. That is why I recommend one of these online French college classes. Great places to for this type of course. I’ll definitely look into it.
Well, until I am able to put these dreams into motion and go there for real, Paris, I will always love you.