Luckily I started studying Patois before this weekend because a woman on the train went on and on in a language that sounded much more like this poem than like any french I’ve ever heard. She handed me a spiritual quote reminding me that god’s eyes are everywhere as she left.
taken from http://www.patoisvaudois.ch/
Patois is also crucial to understand the places that we travel by foot. What is a Ban? Ban d’aiguilles? Les Proz?
So much to learn. This weekend, I became frustrated at cars and rejoiced in my foot and rope travel (not to mention the trains and buses). Cars have repeatedly prevented me from discovering the places where I live.
We should have heard the rush of water in the valley – not that of cars.