Well, so My Big Trip has crept up upon me so I find myself on the late night train to the airport to catch an early flight to Paris tomorrow. This is not really the Trip, but it’s a very important precursor. I’m meeting the parents of a friend who died last year, after a life bravely lived despite a lot of health problems. Et maintenant il faut que je parlais français, pour être vraiment pret. Seeing as I decided to call my blog “la perle” it seems appropriate to begin en France. Alors on y va…!