Perfect Passages: ‘Lessons in French’ by Hilary Reyl

'Lessons in French' by Hilary Reyl

‘What to ‘do’? Do, do, do. It’s too American. You must not try always to ‘do’. You must learn to appreciate. To appreciate each thing, each person. You have to be in the moment. You can’t appreciate anything if you cannot focus … Then act dignified. Assume your choice. That’s the only way. After that, it will either work or it won’t.’