Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Lovely Awkward: A Year of Wine, Romance and Life Among the French

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The real winter

Being there for the first real snow in Ottawa this year made me feel as though I had barely been away. Made me realize I've got mad winter skills -- such as driving on winter tires and scraping off windshields. I'll miss those skills. I'll now have to find some France skills to replace them, I guess.

OK. More snow today. Now I'm remembering the real details of a winter in Canada. I'm going to pour myself a hot chocolate and work on the pitch for my book. It seems crazy to think about a life in France (and how I feel about that) while I'm staring out a sliding door at a mini blizzard, but I've heard that being away from a place can sometimes help you better define it.

I'd been hoping to work on a movie about Canada when I went to France, but became too bogged down in the story of being in France. I hope thinking about it here, now, in the snowy season, won't make me too afraid to go back!

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