For several months I woke up not knowing where I was. Gone were the familiar sounds, smells and routines that I had gotten used to over the past 25 years. I was now sleeping at the studio, something I had rarely done up to that point.

Everything and everyone I had known was gone.

How did I end up here?

It was a full 360 degrees.

The feeling was familiar. I had lived something very similar 40 years prior, and it had prepared me for what I was about to face.

That was then, and this is now.

My life has completely changed.

Joe Fafard was right when he described how his personal life had changed when he returned to living his life in French. Life, he said, was far more passionate to put it lightly when you live in French.

A life long friendship has transformed into a deep and meaningful love. Like Fafard, I, too, have returned to living my life in French, accompanied by a beautiful and passionate Québecoise. This change and this change alone has transformed my life.

I have never been loved or have loved this deeply.

Joe Fafard spoke of “la debauche de la Francophonie”
I’ve discovered why he smiled a lot.