Tuesday, August 28, 2007
While at BYU I spent a semester, really only a term (Spring 1999) in London with the BYU Study Abroad London Theatre group. It was fantastic. We (Angela and I) sort of did the "pretend we're living in London" thing more than the "we're American tourists that have to cram seeing fifty sites into each day." I always fantasized about carrying home a paper grocery bag with a single baguette in it (even though this seems much more France than England). Nor do I think I ever bought a baguette while there. But today I was carrying in my groceries, and sticking out of the top of my brown paper bag was a baguette. It instantly made me feel sophisticated and foreign, like that one single baguette in my grocery bag could make me feel like I live in a huge city in a foreign country with a bakery around the corner where I always buy a baguette after of course purchasing fresh flowers from the flower vendor near the entrance to the tube. It was sort of a fun daydream that carried me away for a moment.