Pardon and Pourquoi Pas? My verbal passport in France

P is for Pardon? And Pourquoi Pas? My verbal Passports in France

‘Pardon’ is a word I’ve come to rely on in France. It’s useful when you are  going left instead of right, when you are trying to get off a crowded Metro train and of course when your brain freezes and you have no idea what the French speaking person has just said to you. ‘Pourquoi Pas? Why not? Is my new motto. Why not take a risk and try something new? Why not get comfortable getting lost? Pourquoi pas ? Those words are an opportunity to let go of ideas and views you once held true and behaviours that have become habitual But now that I think of it Pourquoi Pas? Is very similar to the Aussie expression to “Have a go” what’s the worst that can happen when you have a go?Like the Fool in the Tarot you are perched on a cliff ready to jump. You will either fall or fly, either way you’ll learn something that will vitalise and enrich your life no matter how long or short it is!

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