When I think about it, I’m probably a secret Francophile; Whether it’s the Eiffel Tower, escargot, Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles, Van Gogh’s Starry Night, The Lourve, Jeanne Calment, wine, CHEESE (see what I did there? :-))…the list goes on.
I don’t know why I have never vocalized my interest in items pertaining to France, it’s not that I ever stated something negative about France either. I did find it a humorous and face-palming experience when there were those who decided to spite “French” items in the U.S. of A by replacing that word with Freedom; so you had freedom toast, freedom fries, freedom kissing…it was all so silly, considering French (*gasp!*) toast, fries, and kissing…really? Those things are “French” to you?
It is my plan to go to France someday, The Lourve is on my mind as I enjoy art a great deal. I probably will part of the masses of who’ll gather in homage to seeing the Mona Lisa, and when someone says “look at how small it is” I will sheepishly smile and say au contraire, ce n’est pas ce qu’elle a dit! 😉
Vivre la différence,