I can't believe it's July. July fourth is just days away.
Are you familiar with the concept 'leading through disruption?' A change maker for business, it's playing havoc on our quiet existence on Pioneers Lane. Since my last post, we have decided to move again, planned and hosted a weekend bash in Minnesota, and traveled to Switzerland. (photo above: Charlie Chaplin by the lake)
While in Switzerland, I was talking with a gal who is also struggling to learn French. French, not German, is the language spoken around Lake Geneva.
Confession: I can't speak a word of French even though I have taken classes, watched movies, and spent hours with Rosetta Stone. With Rosetta Stone, I can't pass the second exam, which requires saying "oeuf."
Oeuf. Egg. Do you see the humor in this being the word I can't master? I haven't eaten an egg since I was ten.
While at dinner Rachel mentioned that, ten months after moving to Vevey, she still cannot yet hear words. That this beautiful language alludes her. We talked about learning a second language as an adult, how hard it can be. For me, thanks to Rosetta Stone, I can read it at a middle school level but do not have the confidence to speak. AWK!
A few of my favorite movies
Above are a few of my favorite French movies. Romantics Anonymous helped me hear the break between words. It's a moment I will never forget. I adore these movies - regardless if whether you are looking to learn the language or just looking to enjoy a sweet film, I recommend these titles:
- Romantics Anonymous trailer: If you like Sleepless in Seattle, this is your movie.
- Blind Dating (un peu, beaucourt aveuglement) trailer: this may be the sweetest movie, next to You've got Mail. Watch it!
- Populaire trailer: I discovered this movie from Holly @ Decor8. Thank you.
- Delicacies trailer (I adore Audrey Tautou)
Charm is more valuable than beauty. You can resist beauty, but you can't resist charm - Audrey Tautou
There is an added benefit to watching foreign movies - they require no multitasking. Being in the moment, reading along. I'm always looking for movie recommendations, regardless of the language.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
With gratitude, Mari