Posted by: Kelly Deeny | June 9, 2012

French inspiration

Learning to speak French came very easily to me.  As though it was a natural progression in my life.  It’s been 10 years since my last classroom lesson of Francais yet there are times I still find a comfort and ease in speaking this beautiful language.

The poetry of this Latin based language ignites a firestorm of need within me.  A desire to travel somewhere I’ve never been.  As though there’s something deeply rooted in my psyche, spirit, essence; whatever noun offends you less.

While there’s been this deep-rooted French connection it was only recently that I began infusing this love of France into my creative writing.  Oddly enough, it was during my visit to Ireland in 2004 that I started thinking how much I wanted to travel to France next.

I tried to learn Irish Gaelic.  Didn’t go very well.  The failing experience was a major blow to my ego.  I’m proud to say that I do quite well learning languages.  At least I did learning basic Latin and then French.  With  my “wide array of expertise” I erroneously assumed I could master any language with as much ease as I did French.

So I decided that my next big trip would be to the glorious land of beautiful gardens, pastries and historic chateaus.  When I’ll get there I’m not sure, but until I do the settings of my creative work will remain strongly French infused.

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  1. Moi aussi, j’aime France and les Français! L’année derriere nous avons été en France pour deux semaines. Provence est tellement belle. J’y vous recommende. Je dois retourner!


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