It is a bitter-sweet thing, knowing two cultures. Once you leave your birthplace nothing is ever the same.
Such is the nature of an expatriate life. Stripped of romance, perhaps that's what being an expat is all about: a sense of not wholly belonging. [...] The insider-outsider dichotomy gives life a degree...
French elegance lies in the balance of romance and restraint.
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss